Personal Moral Code

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You're driving one day as you realize you've ran over something large; as you get out of your car, you can see that you hit a person. At the same time, another driver comes running over to you screaming when you realize that the driver believes they're the one who hit the person. Whoever claims responsibility will likely be placed in jail. If you let the driver take the blame, you have the opportunity to get away with committing a crime. What do you do? The answers would vary between the people based on their morals. If it were me in this situation, I would follow my personal moral code: treat others as you wish to be treated. I'd wish to be treated with compassion, honesty and selflessness. To treat someone with compassion, you should be thoughtful and concerned for the feelings of others especially after a strike of misfortune. Although the world is not perfect and life will never be fair, I'd hope the people around me would be compassionate as I would to them. As author John Green said, "The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive," Paper Towns. John Green is simply saying that forgiveness is an easy way to relieve the suffering created by burdens…show more content…
I've always been one to put other's needs before mine simply because it was a moral belief I was raised by. There's too much selfishness in this world and there's no way to solve it other than to be selfless to defy all the selfish acts. "...there is power in self sacrifice," Veronica Roth, Divergent. Being selfless is powerful enough to widely affect the people around you. There's often times where selflessness inspires others to be selfless, creating a chain reaction of selfless acts, slowly ridding of the selfishness in this world. Although there will never be an end to selfishness, it's every small selfless act that counts. I believe that other people should always come first before your selfish
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