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Is there a moral code

What is a moral code? My definition would be an unwritten code that one lives by. It would indicate what I believe, how I should act and how I should live. There isn't anyone watching over me judging my morals; I am responsible for myself and for my actions; I am my biggest critic. A moral code is always in my head telling me how to act in situations. It's like your conscience that sits on each shoulder. An example of a moral situation would be littering. Is it right to throw that gum wrapper out the window of my car? No, just put it in my pocket, I can throw it out later. If I throw that wrapper out the window I might feel ashamed; the feeling of regret or disgrace over an action as little as like throwing a gum wrapper out the window. The moral code would make me feel this way because I would disgrace my morals. I might even consider why should I cause some one else to clean up my mess and feel shameful for causing that to happen?

Another example would happen when driving in traffic. Sure, I could be that person who doesn't let anyone in and be the one yelling and honking, but why? It's not going to help me go any faster. I'm still going to be trotting along like the rest of them. Just relax and let some one into the lane. There may come a day when I'm really late for English class and the person who I let in coincidentally shows up at the same time. They let me cut in or another person who I let in will reciprocate that good deed and let some one else in and in time it will get back to me.

When one does a good thing it will always come back to help in time. In the end, I feel that one must treat others the way he or she would like to be treated. When I was on fish tour a few years back in New Jersey with my family, I lost my wallet. This young man found it and had remembered me from an exhibit we were at. He somehow guessed he would see me at a fish show eventually and he used my ticket for the show. He saw me a week later and bought me a ticket for that show. In return, the last tour we were at, his car broke down so we let him jump in and ride with us. Therefore, his helping me get my wallet back helped him out directly in the long run. This is the type of person I want be the person who helps out, and then is helped out in the end.

So the moral code is a part of man. There is nothing else but man. So man and his will is all there is. His total existence rests on himself and the moral code he made for himself. Moral philosophy is just how one should live. I like to think of myself as a person who lives for fun, always trying to enjoy myself. I feel that I have my whole life to be busy and earn cash. So why not enjoy myself now, go on that trip with my friends, step back and take the back road to enjoy the scenery? If I do not enjoy life, why live? However, I do have to do certain things to enjoy life. I must first satisfy my moral code before I engage in pleasure seeking. This means to me that I must fulfill my moral obligation to myself to finish school and stick with my moral code in order to enjoy myself. In order to enjoy life I need to have summers off, have a few dollars,



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