“If only people would realize that moral principles are like measles… they have to be caught. And only the people who’ve got them can pass on the contagion.” ~Aldous Huxley…
Morality is often passed on from one person to another, much like a common disease is. But unlike a disease, its spread is a good thing–it contributes positively to this world we share; it builds upon and reinforces our future; little by little, it chips away at the pain, suffering, and hurt of this world, and replaces it with happiness, hope, and love.
When we are men of character and integrity, and set a strong moral example for others, we serve to encourage individual responsibility in all those around us. This is especially true of the children, whose innocence and youth make them the most impressionable of us all.
Contribute towards making this world a better place each day of your life. You never know who is watching and learning from you today. Even one simple exemplary act, can cause great ripples of positive and uplifting change that could have a very real and lasting effect on others. You hold the future in your hands… and how you share that with others is determined by you alone.
Be a good example of morality for others.
Questions to consider:
What are some ways in which you contribute to the future of the world?
Who are some individuals who have been great examples of morality to you? How were they able to do so?
Why do we often fail to recognize that we can have a profound effect on the common future of others?
For further thought:
“The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.” ~R.J. Palacio