25 September 2014
How can someone be so cruel and hurt a living creature, not even having any remorse for their actions. At one time I wanted to be a psychologist and work for the prison system. Just being able to understand why they would hurt someone, what was going on in their mind when they committed the crime and why do they behave in such violent ways. Everyday you hear about someone getting murdered, or even badly hurt. When someone harms another living thing, it makes you wonder why would they intentionally cause harm. If you could hurt someone, you must not have no feelings or compassion of any kind. People should care for one another be there for the weak that can’t defend themselves. I could never intentionally hurt any living creature and not have any remorse for my actions. Even if my life was threatened, I could not see myself harming that person that was trying to harm me. I know in some situations you have to protect yourself if it’s self defense, but I could not live with myself if I murdered someone. I would have to live with that in my conscience for the rest of my life. Harm and care are the one’s I value out of the five moral foundations. I would never harm a living creature for any reason.
The Ted talk, The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives by Jonathan Haidt, talks about which moral foundations conservatives and liberals value more. Haidt is wants us to understand both the liberals and conservatives see both of their views on the morals they value, not just one side. Haidt states “ What kinds of people would join a global community welcoming people from every discipline and culture, who seek a deeper understanding of the world, and who hope to turn that understanding into a better future for us all?” (1). The point of this quote is, what path are you going to choose are you a liberal or conservative, and you might even...
Cited: Haidt, Jonathan. "The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives." Jonathan Haidt:. N.p., 2626 Aug. 2013. Web. 06 Sept. 2014.
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