Comments regarding "The Courage to teach Social Responsibility"
1. According to the text, Social Responsibility is the concept of being aware of and committing oneself to the ideals of being global ethical. It takes courage to teach this because it overlaps and transcends controversy and politics of certain situations.

2. The most important of the four processes that nurture social responsibility is the modeling of ethical behavior by parents, adults, and peers. The reason for this is two fold. First, many children tend to mirror the opinions and practices of the adults in their lives, especially the ones that are with them for the majority of their time (for example parents and teachers). The second reason is if student's peers and friends begin to model ethical and caring behavior, then it sets a precedent among their equals for how to act, thus helping to develop into socially responsible citizens.

3. Having a differing view of what is just and moral very often leads to debates as to what ideals should be taught and shared within society. Some values and ideas may be more important than they are to others, or worse they may be considered detrimental to one's perception of justice compared to the other. Naturally this leads to raised tensions as parties believe the other is trying to wrong them, when alternatively, that party may just be trying to ensure what they believe is the "right" justice. The protection of "life" fits many categories, but it often becomes a debate as to the protection of an unborn human, or the protection of the woman carrying the child during abortion discussions. Neither party believes themselves to be evil or impeding on the other's rights, yet they firmly believe the opposition to be the enemy of their picture of morality.

Pursuing a common vision in situations such as this oftentimes becomes difficult and seemingly impossible, as personal views of morality and justice cannot be immediately swayed. It takes time for one to discover what they truly believe is "right" and "wrong", and trying to find an immediate consensus may be viewed as defeat to either side, so finding common ground is hard. However a way to find a common vision is based around the "why" rather than the "why not". Instead of saying "why isnt this accepted, its obviously correct", one needs to present "why i believe this stance".

4. The act of being moral is the act of treating every human with respect and acknowledging the equal potential of all people. However where my view of morality differs from some is that i encompass morality over LGBTQ rights, viewing marriage as a right, and the aforementioned view that women have the right to choose to have an abortion. Some might view all of these as against their personal view of morality.