Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions
7) “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Discuss the statement in the light of the virtue of raising voice against the wrongs. (250 words)
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Why this question:
The question is intended to evaluate the quotation made by Martin Luther King.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the importance of raising voice against the wrong in a society.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In a few introductory lines appreciate the value of the quote.
Explain that the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to raise voice against it, against injustice. “A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”
One must appreciate the moral of raising voice against any injustice, any wrong as that is the rightful thing to do.
Students must explain such answers using examples to justify the answer better.
Conclude with importance of raising voice against the wrong.