Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships; Human Values
1. “With rising intolerance and polarization in today’s world, forgiveness and compassion are much needed values.” Examine. (250 words).
Ethics by Lexicon
Why this question:
The increasing incidents of hatred, violence against women, communal violence and other such grave incidents makes it important for individuals to respect, uphold and practice the human values of forgiveness and compassion.
Key demand of the question:
Discuss in detail the relevance of these values in the age of rising intolerance and polarization the world is witnessing.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate what are values and their importance in general.
Explain that to forgive, we must be ready to let go of our anger and resentment toward someone or something. However, the meaning of forgiveness that I prefer is simply “letting go.” The act of compassion is the desire to alleviate the suffering of others. In other words, it is showing care for others while understanding that they are fully responsible for their actions. It doesn’t mean that we are justifying their behavior; instead, by being compassionate, we are making space for others to have their experiences without attaching our reactions to them.
Use suitable case studies to justify how these values play crucial role in today’s rising intolerance and polarized world.
Conclude with importance of compassion and forgiveness for the humanity.