04th October, 2016 (MAINS)

TODAYs ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-IV

Q1. ‘Morality which depends upon the helplessness of a man or woman has not much to recommend it. Morality is rooted in the purity of our hearts’. Explain the statement in the context of the behavioural traits of citizens including politicians, bureaucrats and common men in India. [10marks] 150 words.

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  • Umesh Sachin

    • “Morality” refers to a code of conduct that would be accepted by anyone who meets certain intellectual and volitional conditions, almost always including the condition of being rational.
    This is important to ensure fair play and harmony between individuals; to help make us good people in order to have a good society.
    • Morality conduct should be done from heart not when any other person is in helplessness.
    The feeling of helplessness is one of severe pain where a person finds all his knowledge, wit, might and ability incapable of restoring normalcy.
    • This principle is applicable to all citizens including politicians, bureaucrats and common men.
    • “Morality” is the set of correct moral principles, which, though they probably will never be universally adopted, ought to be adopted for the peaceful development of society.
    • Politicians and bureaucrats design some of schemes and policies according to the ground situation to gain advantage whether in elections or in day to day provisions. Their act of morality is more inclined in favor of their own short-term self-interest that does not define any particular course of action to establish moral society but changes with situations and their interest.
    • Same is the case with common citizens. The principles of morality should be universally established with irrespective of the situations of the other person.