Topic– Ethics in private and public relationships.
8) Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality. Comment in the light of dwindling public services values in India.(250 words)
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our knowledge and understanding of the importance of morality in one’s life and in the world, and the importance of truth as a value in determining, shaping, influencing and strengthening our moral character.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– introduce your answer by briefly presenting a picture of degrading public service values in India. E.g mention the abundance of corruption in public life, inefficiency of public services etc.
- Discuss why/ how morality is the basis of things. E.g man is a social animal and without morality no cooperation would be possible rendering humans as wild and uncivilized as any other animal etc. Give examples from hypothetical situations in public services to support your answer.
B. Discuss how truth is the basis of morality. E.g not being true in any sense/ any situation is a sign of weak morals of a person, no morality can be based on lies (briefly discuss why), etc. Give examples from hypothetical situations in public services to support your answer.
Conclusion– present a balanced, fair and concise conclusion based on the above discussion.