Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Honor-What Happened To Our Ideas of It?


hon·or

[on-er]
–noun
1.
honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions: aman of honor.

Read the rest of the definition online: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/honor Then, describe whether or not you think your generation is honorable or observes any aspects of this definition any more. Explains your reasons why.

9 comments:

  1. Honor is someone that have high respect, and also a very honesty. In today days honor is weak around people,not lot of people got respect for each other nor honesty. Its maybe because the system technology we live in today like youtube, Mtv, anything big that people watch that is unhonored.

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  2. There are many ways to define honor. Whether it's about honoring a person or a commitment, or being presented with an honorable award, I think honor has been greatly decreased in todays generations. The dictionary defines honor as fairness or intergrity in one's actions. I feel like today, people disreggard their honor and do whatever they feel like dispite the fact that their honor or pride might be effected. The dictionary also talks about a woman's honor (being her virginity). A womans virginity wasn't something you joke about back in the day. I feel like today, promiscuity has become a raging problem. It's odd to me though that they would refer to purity as honor. In my generation, I've never heard of virginity as having honor. Maybe that's why we have the growing problem of teen pregnancies. I think if everyone would look at honor a little more seriously, for example towards their elders, teachers, etc. then we would have a much better society. Teenagers these days don't always respect themselves or others around them.

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  3. A person, group, or organization that has honor is trustworthy, respected, trusted, fair and credited for their accomplishments. Some honorable people in current times are people like judges, mayors, the President and military personnel to name a few. Honor has changed over time as things have become lenient. For example the use of foul language has become more tolerant by the general public. Somethings that might not have been acceptable to say in past times are now be coming common language. People curse and call other people things like sluts all the time now a days as compared to before it was hardly used due the fact that it was considered very disrespectful. This shows that overtime people have become less honorable.

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  4. No, our generation is not honorable anymore. To the young generation, honor does not mean to much to them. Before, if someone questioned your honor, you would fight to the death. Now a days, if someone does that you, it would just get brush it off. I’m not saying that everyone is unhonorable because there are still many people who account themselves in a high standard and always do the honorable thing. But because the times have changed and thing thought to be disgraceful and pitiful have been some what accepted by the media and the people.

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  5. its hard to say our generation is honerable, because here and there we have people who are very respectable and then we have those who are complete snobs. the older and the wiser i would think would be the most honerable, they have knowledge in the war and some of them have been in the war, thats some honor

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  6. Honor doesn't mean all that much to our generation. Back then they would do anything to be honored, they would fight to the death for their honor and go through any obstacle to get honor. These days if someones honored it's not that big of a deal. Honor has changed in our generation.

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  7. Honor has changed a lot in our generation compared to back then. People don't take honor as something big anymore. The only people I can think of that receieves honor would be the people that are in the army and all. They receive honor as an award for what they have done, either then that I believe that honor isn't the same in our generation.

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  8. In today's society, people's sense of honor has faded a bit and is not recognized in as many aspects as it used to be. For example, today we still have a sense of honor when it comes to respecting high authority such as judges, when given an award that is considered honorable, or when showing respect towards the deceased. However, today's society no longer addresses honor when it comes to chastity or purity in a woman. There are groups of people, mostly religious, that still adress a sense of honor when it comes to this issue but as a whole society, honor when dealing wtih virginity is no longer recognized.

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  9. Honor is the evaluation of a person's trust worthiness and social status based on that individual's espousals and actions. Honor is deemed exactly what determines a person's character: whether or not the persons reflects honestly, respect, integrity, or fairness. Now honor change a lot because young people doesn't know what it means. Back then people would do anything to be honored.

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