What Is A Moral Disagreement?
A moral dispute is a conflict that challenges your morals. The features are:
Irresolvable Moral Disagreements
In a moral disagreement, they affirm and deny the same things. Each party's stance contradicts the other person. It is such a big disagreement that it cannot be resolve. You have to compromise to reach a conclusion. It's not necessarily resolving the issue, but it can stop any roadblocks in your life or situation.
Some people think that all moral disputes are irresolvable because moral beliefs are not simply true or false. Opinions can be part true and part false. Picking apart someone's beliefs is not that simple. These things are subjective. They are based on many factors including someone's upbringing and environment and desires and emotions.
What Are Cultural Differences?
A cultural difference is bigger than an individual moral dilemma. This invokes the beliefs of your ancestors and your country. Cultural beliefs are things that are passed on via tradition. Not everyone agrees with everything their culture tells them to, but it is a strong factor in someone's upbringing. We learn to talk from our family members. We learn to think and reason by going to local schools. Every school is different. Everyone has different experiences. These things can lead to disagreements with people the same way that moral dilemmas can.
Some of these differences include over generalizations about someone's culture. For example many people think that Hispanic people need more personal space and less eye contact. They supposedly touch people more. They are more likely to hug someone. These generalizations can get offensive and dangerous. You can't expect every person to act the exact same way as someone else in the same demographics.
Our beliefs are shaped by many things. Our education, social standing, religion, personality, belief structure, past experiences, affection shown from family in the home, and a myriad of other things. All of this determines our behavior.
Solving Moral Dilemmas
You must remember what matters the most to you. There are a few different philosophies to solve this problem. Consequentialists emphasize the consequences of our actions. Deontological theories focus on the actions we perform. Virtue theories focus on the character of the person performing.
One example of a moral dilemma is trying to decide if you are going to tell a lie. The consequentialists will ask themselves what the positive and negative consequences of your actions are. Deontologists will ask if the moral rules are relevant. The virtuous person would wonder what a person with a good character would do in their situation. Many people today emphasize emotions over rationality. This depends on the subject. Emotions are relevant, but it is important to keep facts and rational arguments in mind.
Solving Cultural Differences
This can get very complicated. We must remember to treat people as individuals. They are not just a person of a certain ethnicity or nationality. We are all people. People take their opinions based on these things. A woman may take a difference stance on something because she is a woman. Cultural backgrounds do affect how people act.
One way to avoid conflict is to learn more about someone's culture. Ask them questions. Get to know them the way you would anyone else. This can prevent many conflicts. Learn more about the individual. Learning about other lifestyles will make you more tolerant and aware of people around you.