http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morals Morality is a complex of concepts and philosophical beliefs by which an individual determines whether his or her actions are right or wrong.
Sigh. Am I the only one not surprised when Smash includes just *part* of a definition for something? Let me bold the parts you left out:
Morality is a complex of concepts and philosophical beliefs by which an individual determines whether his or her actions are right or wrong. Oftentimes, these concepts and beliefs are generalized and codified in a culture or group, and thus serve to regulate the behaviour of its members. Conformity to such codification may also be called morality, and the group may depend on widespread conformity to such codes for its continued existence. A "moral" may refer to a particular principle, usually as informal and general summary with respect to a moral principle, as it is applied in a given human situation.
Funny. When you add the bits in the definition where it mentions the group and the society, and how the individual's behaviour matches that of society, it's suddenly soooo much more like what I said in the first place.
Do you go out of your way to deliberately misread something just so you can argue with me Smash? That seems kinda silly... Edited, Mon Jun 14 16:34:29 2004 by gbaji