Tuesday, 19 August 2014

I just want to thank Erika Nonken article

I just want to thank Erika Nonken for that article of Following my moral compass: We all navigate through circumstances at the limits of human experience. @ http://www.uuworld.org. I wish to share my views regarding that below:

The sweltering classroom is brimming with youngsters, all outcasts or refuge seekers and energetic to learn. Quiet infests as they mull over a picture on my smart phone screen: a winter perspective of Main Street in my minor New England main residence. I am the displaced person focus' English educator; the understudies' errand is to portray what they see.

More hush. I think perhaps they are excessively timid.

At long last one says, "Educator, where is this spot? This is a wonderful spot." All concur: "Yes, extremely excellent."

I give them a chance to figure, and they rightly focus it is my home.

Not modest, then, however riveted. Their depictions pour forward: "Peaceful, numerous trees, I think there are relatively few individuals there, tranquil, frigid, icy however pleasant, these are stores, those are houses, calm." They are getting a handle on at something with "calm."

An adolescent Burmese man addresses me, likely. "Educator, I have just known existence with war." alternate understudies nod. "Yet I think in this spot there is not war, there has not been war for quite a while." I nod. "Educator, is there an expression, a depicting word, that implies not-war?"

"Peace," I let them know. "Tranquil."

They nod and grin, loving this new word. They attempt it out on their lips: "Tranquil, quiet, serene."

One young person in the over, from Iraq, says, "This expression is great, is correct. The more you are in a position of war and furious and despising and not pleasant, the more you are void inside. The more you are in a place that is sheltered, the more you are brimming with peace."

A previous Tamil Tiger kid warrior in the front line reacts, "I am similar to an extinguished eggshell, unfilled inside as a result of battling. I might want to be brimming with peace, in a lovely place like that.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Memoir is a mythical nonfiction genre. More particularly, it is a set of memories that a person writes about events or moments, both public and private that took place in the author’s life. The declarations made in the work are understood to be truthful. While memoir has previously been defined as a subcategory of autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is distinguished in form, presenting a narrowed focus. Like most autobiographies, memoirs are written from the first-person opinion. An autobiography tells the story of a life, while memoir narrates a story from a life, such as touchstone events and turning points from the author’s life. The author of a memoir may be mentioned as a memoirist.

Friday, 22 February 2013


Morality (from the Latin moralitas "manner, character, proper behavior") is the differentiation of intentions, decisions, and actions between those that are "good" (or right) and those that are "bad" (or wrong). The philosophy of morality is ethics. A moral code is a system of morality (according to a particular philosophy, religion, culture, etc.) and a moral is any one practice or teaching within a moral code. Morality may also be specifically synonymous with "goodness" or "rightness." Immorality is the active opposition to morality (i.e. opposition to that which is good or right), while amorality is variously defined as an unawareness of, indifference toward, or disbelief in any set of moral standards or principles.  An example of a moral code is the Golden Rule which states that, "One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself."

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Morality and Wealth

Socioeconomic factors can have a significant impact on moral issues. For example, a study conducted in the US in 2008 measured the correlation between wealth and divorce rates, and found that people with an income above $75.000 and a college education only have 22% divorce rate compared to 39% in the group with income below $20.000 per annum. Further benefits of wealth can be derived from crime statistics indicating that crime rates are inversely correlated with GDP albeit others find a positive correlation.

More comprehensive analysis shows that the crime rates increase with inequality of wealth distibution. Comparing List of countries by income equality and List of countries by intentional homicide rate gives a visual indication of the importance of wealth distribution. Because of this correlation, some advocate the Redistribution of wealth, possibly to be achieved via taxation. However, the justification of wealth distribution is a matter of debate between philopsophers, social scientists and politicians  Aritstotle in his Nicomachean Ethics talks about generosity as a virtue and claims that is better to be wasteful than stingy with regards to dealing with money.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Middle class

The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a societal hierarchy. In Weberian socio-economic terms, the middle class is the broad group of people in contemporary society who fall socio-economically between the working class and upper class. The common measures of what constitutes middle class vary significantly between cultures.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Morality and Ethics

Ethics (also known as moral philosophy) is that branch of philosophy which addresses questions about morality. The word 'ethics' is "commonly used interchangeably with 'morality' to mean the subject matter of this study; and sometimes it is used more narrowly to mean the moral principles of a particular tradition, group, or individual."

Likewise, certain types of ethical theories, especially deontological ethics, sometimes distinguish between 'ethics' and 'morals': "Although the morality of people and their ethics amounts to the same thing, there is a usage that restricts morality to systems such as that of Kant, based on notions such as duty, obligation, and principles of conduct, reserving ethics for the more Aristotelian approach to practical reasoning, based on the notion of a virtue, and generally avoiding the separation of 'moral' considerations from other practical considerations.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Middle class

The middle class is any class of people in the middle of a societal hierarchy. In Weberian socio-economic terms, the middle class is the broad group of people in contemporary society who fall socio-economicaly between the working class and upper class.

The common measures of what constitutes middle class vary significantly between cultures. In urban India, for example, a family is considered middle class if it resides in an owner-occupied property. In the United States and Canada many families where the primary income-earner is employed in a blue collar job are considered part of the middle class. Moreover, most North Americans would take issue with a definition of middle-class which excluded the working class, i.e. 'classic Weberian'. (Hard work is generally held in high honour, fairness and equality are common law, and the North American economy was built upon traditionally labour intensive industries.)

Similarly, in the United Kingdom, the term "working class" can be seen as carrying its own cultural status. Here the term middle class implies those people who typically have had a good education, own a family house, and hold a managerial or professional post. Those holding a senior role in a profession or ownership/directorship of a corporation may be regarded as upper middle class, but in England this is as much dependent on background and education. The upper class is generally regarded as the aristocracy and landed gentry; very rich financiers buy country estates in order to qualify. It was commonly held that to join the landed gentry required a distance of least three generations from the time at which money was made (especially if through trade) and that those entering into its rank acquired the manners and mores of those already established.

A persistent source of confusion surrounding the term "middle class" derives predominantly from there being no set criteria for such a definition. From an economic perspective, for example, members of the middle class do not necessarily fall in the middle of a society's income distribution. Instead, middle class salaries tend to be determined by middle class occupations, which in turn are attained by means of middle class values. Thus, individuals who might fall in the middle ground on a societal hierarchy as defined by sociologists do not necessarily fall into a middle ground on an economic hierarchy as defined by economists. As a result, intuitive colloquial and journalistic usage of the term casts a wide net and does not necessarily coincide with an academic sociological or economic definition.