Q7(a). The crisis of ethical values in modern times is traced to a narrow perception of the good life. Discuss. (150 words, 10)
Many people in the modern times consider good life to mean living in comfort and luxury with few problems or worries. They seek pleasure, comfort and sensual gratification in their life. They need wealth to enjoy physical comfort and sensual gratification. Hence, such people often engage in illegal and immoral activities to earn more money to enjoy such life.
However, the pursuit of pleasure and the desire for comfort is a narrow perception of good life which later affects our wellbeing and becomes the greatest hindrance in the path of our intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth.
A genuine good life means a life with a noble purpose and doing good for the self and the society. We must come out of our comfort zone and take on the challenges of life to make the world a better place. We must learn from the great masters and develop emotional satisfaction by helping other people. When we lead such a good life, it strengthens our spirit and creates a better world. (169 words)