Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour;
6. Evaluate the morality of inaction in the face of an adversity or violation of ethics. (150 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Why the question:
The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 and part of ‘Abstract Thursdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.
Key Demand of the question:
to develop a link between changing your attitude and changing your behaviour.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence. You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by defining inaction.
Write about how bad actions can lead to evil in the society. However, also emphasise that inaction could also be lead to evil, that is, failure to stop evil despite having the means to do so. Mention that inaction is also accountable for failing to prevent evil. Substantiate with examples.
Complete the answer by mentioning ways to develop fortitude.