The Moral Compass Essay

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The moral compass Essay
According to the definition of the Moral Compass text, moral compass is the reflective, international adoption of values and behaviors as a framework for realizing the good in oneself, in others, and in the social and material environment. My own moral compass is constructed mainly by my parents and the eastern social values and principles of relationships, which are largely influenced by the thoughts and ideas of Buddhism, Taoism and the Confucianism. Among them, Confucianism affects my country’s social values and furthermore my parents and my moral compass the most. In the contrast of Western culture, Confucianism puts a huge emphasis on the relationships between individuals in family, school,
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I thought I was doing a good, moral thing by helping him and was very proud of myself. However, the thing was not like that simple. After weeks, I heard from my other friend saying that he lied to me and took this money to buy his wanting-video game. His family was as usual and did not need to borrow the money from others. I was so shocked and frustrated, and I went to him directly to ask about the situation. He ultimately admitted that he used this money to purchase the video game but he kept saying that he would return the money to me. I was stunned. I thought I helped my friend but ended up to be treated as a fool. After that, I told my mom about the whole thing and she was angry. My mom then told my teacher of class and the teacher informed the mother of my classmate about her son’s cheating behavior. She apologized for her son’s ignorance and returned the money to me. After that, my mom blamed me for being careless of giving the money to others without seriously consideration. She taught me to be particularly careful while dealing with money. She said,” now there is only an affordable amount of money involved in this event, so the whole thing is solved quickly and easily. But you cannot rely on this attitude. Before you go to withdraw the money, you should consider about it more carefully. After you have grown up, the amount of money you will be dealing with will sometimes be very large and it is irreversible once


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