Education 24

TOPIC

Teaching children the difference between right and wrong

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 The difference between right and wrong is not easily defined because religion and culture play a significant role in these beliefs. Therefore it is not easy to teach children the difference but, even so, I think it is very important to try.
 Firstly, although different people have different opinions there are a lot of common points of moral values. For example, murder is wrong in many religions and cultures. The key is “do unto others as you wish to be done to you”. Therefore teachers and parents should teach children about this lesson.
 Secondly, moral values are the most important thing to live by. No matter what your occupations are, no matter how old you are, no matter where you live, societies without moral values cannot manage to survive because the world is ruled as such moral values and we all must abide by this. Therefore children should be taught to protect moral values.
 As I mentioned, for the aforesaid two reasons, I think it is very important to try to teach children the difference between right and wrong.

メモ

子供に善悪を教えることです。
これは本当に難しいトピックだと思います。
善悪の問題は、判断する人の主観によるところが大きいからです。
たとえば、イスラム教の人にとっては豚を食べることは悪いことですが、一般の日本人にとっては悪いことと言う認識はありません。
また私は、世の中の出来事すべてに別に良いも悪いもないのではないか?とも思うことがあります。
人間が勝手に決めているだけで、本当は良いも悪いもないような気もします。
でもだからといって、人間が好き勝手に生きたら、世の中ひどいことになってしまいますし、本当に難しいトピックですね笑