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Moral - Ethics

1. Are all our actions subject to moral judgment? Yes or No. Explain.
In my own opinion, yes, all our actions are subject to moral judgment, on our
own judgment and by the others. We all know that everyone is entitled to his/her own
judgment and opinion, what can be moral to you cannot be always moral to me.
Sometimes, what is morally upright is not legally right and even against the society’s
norms, which is why people especially nowadays are so quick to judge one’s actions.
People, especially millennials, tend to follow what the majority is doing and for them it
is morally right. Let it be known, that all our actions speaks a lot of our moral
upbringing. The actions of the government in response to the pandemic speaks a lot as
an example on this question, whatever road the government will take on, there will
always be judgment, and moral judgment is on top of that.
A more relatable example is – Charity. Do you feed the poor to be seen as great?
Or do you help the needy because helping is what you really want to do?
2. What do you mean by “Moral Accountability”?
Accountability is always commensurate with responsibility, when one is
responsible, one can be held liable for your action or inaction. It can be legal,
contractual or even moral. Legal accountability has to do with the law of the state, if
one does not deliver upon his responsibilities, he can be held accountable and punished
for the same or penalized. When accountability is contractual, failure to fulfill one's
responsibility will lead to termination of the contract or some other action based on the
contract. Moral accountability is completely different from both of these and there is
legal or contractual obligation to deliver something. The individual/state takes up
responsibility for something that they are not directly involved in.
I think we're only truly morally accountable - as per the intentions behind our
actions and not the results of our actions. Sounds ridiculous right? But can we really
control the results? Imagine you pushed someone out of the way of danger - with the
intention of saving him, and the person ends up colliding with death... Can you be
morally responsible for that person’s death? In a court of Law - you'll most probably be
judged for the result - i.e. you caused a man to die, but you'll know your intention was
always meant to save him. This is where God comes into the picture, the idea that even
if you were unfairly judged in this life for crimes you did not commit, for life to be fair God knows your intentions and thus you'll eventually be recompensed for the injustice
done to you and justice would then truly be served.