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‘Weak value system in families eventually transcend to weak social, political and administrative systems, leading in turn to degeneration of the whole country. Discuss.

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 – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

6. ‘Weak value system in families eventually transcend to weak social, political and administrative systems, leading in turn to degeneration of the whole country. Discuss. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The question is based on the importance and significance of value system in building the character of an individual.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain the importance of value system in families, analyse in what way weak value system in families eventually transcend to weak social, political and administrative systems, leading in turn to degeneration of the whole country.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

The individual is the first building block of the value architecture. The values that a person holds have been derived from family, friends, neighbors, teachers, and mass media and so on.

Explain what you understand by family value system.

Body:

The family value system inculcates the moral values of tolerance, non-violence, sympathy, compassion, harmony, etc.

But the development of values and the sense of one’s duty towards the nation, community and one’s self, and thinking skills do not find any place in the curriculum at any stage of child’s development. As a consequence, there are explicit signs of erosion of values in practically every sphere of our life.

Explain that there is a circular relationship between individual and society in these respects in so far as individual behaviour determines the way society moves and social values drive men the way they behave, each reinforcing the other. Suggest examples to explain the same.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward and reassert the importance of value system at the family level