Published: | Updated: March 3, 2018

Definition - What does Morals mean?

Morals are rules or principles that a person may apply in daily life that are fundamentally founded on what is considered right or wrong.

They have a general basis in a person's belief in this respect and dictate daily choices that a person may make. Morals are therefore not governed by legality or imposed rules but rather are internal codes of conduct.

Safeopedia explains Morals

Morals are important for human beings as they can help to aid in humanity's search for meaning. Due to the human emotional and mental need to establish a meaning and a purpose for his or her life and the lives of others, morals are valuable, as they help to fill this need.

As humans also tend to move toward pleasure and away from pain, morals can help us in the quest to have a pleasurable and peaceful life and society.

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