What Are Examples of Moral Lessons?

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Examples of moral lessons include learning to treat others with kindness while facing adversity, determining how to use fear to motivate instead of discourage, accepting one’s inner and outer beauty, and that choices come with both rewards and consequences, but are always a learning opportunity. Additionally, when faced with negativity, an important moral lesson is learning how to focus on the positive in any situation.

Throughout life, people experience many moral dilemmas, which prompt life lessons that are often inspiring, motivating and powerful — even when the result is negative. For example, if a person quits his job because his views are not respected and he is not treated with respect by employers, he may learn that the risk of not having stable employment is scary. However, his moral stand takes courage as he recognizes that his well being and desire for respect are important and valid.

Moral lessons may also incur physical symptoms. For example, the saying “trust your gut or trust yourself” implies that deep down, a person knows the right choice to make. If he chooses to make a choice that heeds a favorable outcome because he trusted his gut, he learns to trust himself more when making future decisions.