Saturday, August 3, 2013


The Rhetorical Question

Do the young people of today grow up in an environment of honesty and ethics?

Or do they grow up in a milieu of corruption, crime, scams and scandals?

What do they observe in the world around them?

They see that good things do not necessarily come to good people.

They see that seeking to live a life of truth and ethical conduct does not in any way guarantee the rewards of wealth, influence and position that most people in this world seek.

They observe that while on the one hand, good men and women are vulnerable to an uncertain fate; equally conspicuous is the worldly success gained by so many who are of questionable character and doubtful integrity.

After observing the corrupt, immoral and unethical environment around them, young men and women ask themselves the rhetorical question:

“Does Character Matter ?”

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes I have asked myself this question multiple times in past. The definition of ethics and morality is quite vague now, there are a lot of reasons/logics which can defend the so called unethical behavior of yesteryear's Or what is moral and immoral is becoming more individualistic rather then driven by society.
For me character matters. And what is character? It is me being able to look at myself in the mirror and not be ashamed. It is me being able to sleep peacefully at night...but again for many this definition would be different.