Importance of Moral Philosophy

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A Moral Essay As a human being and as a leader, moral philosophy is very important (Fagothey, 2000; Pojman, 2012). What a leader believes from a moral and ethical standpoint is often shaped by what that leader was taught growing up. Each person has a set of morals that they learned at some point in their life. These morals were observed from and taught by parents and other family members, as well as friends, neighbors, teachers, and others in the community. The goal becomes the reaching of Eudaimonia, or "flourishing." As a person develops through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood, that person's moral compass is developed through experiences with virtue ethics, which shape that person's ethical beliefs into what they equate to in adult life. There have been many experiences that have shaped and developed my moral compass and began my walk down the path to flourishing. Religious faith has always been the foundation to support my moral beliefs, and it helps me to focus on doing what is right. It does not mean I am a perfect human being, as I know I have many faults. My simple life has imperfections all throughout it. Any person who is looking for a virtuous life from an ethical standpoint may struggle with religious questions, but those who are dedicated to a life well-lived will focus on what they are offering to others as opposed to what others are providing to them (Pojman, 2012). I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. However, I
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