Morality is a set of parameters used to measure right and wrong. From a utilitarian standpoint, morality is used to promote the most happiness and well-being while reducing negative results as much as possible. Some could argue that the utility is derived from simple satisfaction in helping others (altruism), which is a useful benefit to the person who is doing a moral deed. The other side of the coin is that the good deed is done for recognition or some other hidden or secret motive, such as financial gain or social recognition. Either way, morality is the comparison of what is right or wrong. Different positions of authority (or no authority) sometimes hold actions to a different set of standards. In one instance, kindness could be seen as an admirable quality, but in other circumstances the same kindness could be seen as weakness. It all depends upon the perspective in which the morality is being viewed.
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