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Near line: to cross or resist?

us often put Life before situations of the moral choice. Whether it concerns the relations, our acts or behavior, we should make the choice. And here we stand at line … To cross or resist? What keeps us from a precipitate step to come for line? What consequences wait for us if all of us - cross it?

Our internal installations, our borders of legal act as line. To cross them - means to break their integrity that involves certain consequences. The moral law in us expressed by Kant gives us the chance not to go beyond line. However, one this law holds, others - all - cross line.

Complexity of a situation in the understanding of morality each certain person. At each of us the measure of morality, the pillar and the chains. The person understands morality, morals and ethics as similar concepts. But if to mean internal installation of the person concerning the good and evil by morality, then the morals are external installation of society.

Ethics as system of ethical standards, research problems and morality, and morals. The concept of “ethics“ is connected with a name of Aristotle who called it the doctrine about ethical virtues or advantages of the person, such qualities as courage, prudence, honesty, justice, goodwill, fidelity, respect for seniors, diligence, patriotism which are shown in his behavior. In antique times the term “ethics“ meant vital wisdom, practical knowledge that such happiness and what means for its achievement.

Modern society and, in particular, the person has the criteria of the good and evil, justice and a debt. Therefore also the line drawn by each of us differs. Removes one this line, another balances, the third crosses this line.

By means of what the internal moral law holds the person at line? Our internal voice, in other words, conscience is also manifestation of the moral law in us. We try to muffle the internal judge, we refuse to make a choice or we try to lull that conscience worse, referring to circumstances, to difficulty of a situation. We do not understand that there are situations after which there is no return of the person to former.

Owing to not developed criterion of morality, at the person internal installation is washed away. And when there is no clarity of an internal position, there is always a risk that the person can be convinced of anything, even that it white is black, and black - white. When there is an understanding of borders legal, the internal voice of conscience gives understanding where that line for which it is dangerous to come.

Crossing line permitted in the relations, behavior, acts, we risk not to hear a conscience voice, to pass a point not of return and to lose ourselves. To resist near line, the person has to have an internal position including as understanding of ethical standards, and their borders.

Crossing line, we destroy ourselves.
Removing line, we substitute concepts.
Teetering on the brink, we risk to come for line.