Morality speaks of a system of behavior in regards to standards of right or wrong behavior. The word carries the concepts of:
(1) Moral standards, with regard to behavior;
(2) Moral responsibility, referring to our conscience; and
(3) A moral identity, or one who is capable of right or wrong action.
Common synonyms include ethics, principles, virtue, and goodness. Morality has become a complicated issue in the multi-cultural world we live in today.
Morality impacts our everyday decisions, and those choices are directed by our conscience. Again, we must decide for ourselves where the conscience originates. Many people hold to the idea that the conscience is a matter of our hearts, that concepts of right, wrong, and fairness are “programmed” in each of us.