Morality and Society Essay

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“Man is a moral being, only because he lives in society. Let all social life disappear and morality will disappear with it” – Emile Durkheim The statement that has been put forward by Emile Durkheim is valid in many ways, and I do believe it is agreeable. A person’s character or the guidelines that lead him through life are impacted by society. Not only are we put on a certain path by society, but we are set out to achieve the perception of what is truly right. Also 'right' can be objectified in many ways, yet that which separates moral from immoral is society itself. Without it we will never know how to deal with life’s encounters. At a very young age we decide to follow a set of rules that have been put forward by the people around us,…show more content…
However with social relationships come stress and other negative outcomes. For a person’s well-being, it is important to maintain healthy relationships with each other. Despite the significance of maintaining such a relationship, people have been detached to each other due to problems such as political upheaval and peer pressure. People occupy themselves with politics so that they can fight for something they believe in, without the realization that a part of the society we live in is in complete disagreement to what they believe is right. Thus due to this they get completely disconnected with the other side of the society. It is not uncommon to have different views, it is not only in this society, but it exists all around the world. But not being able to find common ground on an issue that affects everyone is going to make it hard to form decisions in the long run. Mostly people involve themselves in such activities so that they can take part in what is in trend or when they are pushed in to that direction. According to a recent research done by mathematician Professor Ernesto Estrada, peer pressure among people in any social group has been in effect and it helps shape decisions (2013). According to his research individuals have interconnectedness in accordance to peer pressure. It manipulates groups of people to trust others without the realization that they are
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