What Are Some Examples of Moral Behavior?

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Moral behavior is extremely subjective, but it is generally represented by an individual’s knowledge of social and cultural norms and the capacity to perform good works through selfless actions. Some moral behaviors may include honesty, giving to charity and avoiding negative situations.

Because of its subjectivity, morality is difficult to define, but certain actions are critical indicators of what society views to be moral acts. For example, avoiding lying, cheating and stealing is indicative of moral people, as they are attempting to refrain from committing action that could be dishonest and hurtful to themselves and others. Moral behavior also often involves altruism, and attempting to always “do the right thing” is one of morality’s most prominent characteristics.