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my perspective is that everyone has their own, individual values. those values factor into one's choices, etc. i might call that a personal ethics. others might call that morals. the difference for me is that my values are my own, they do not come from the state, or the church, or society, or... morals tend to be seen as far more widespread and common - if not downright objective/universal. rape is an act that i find abhorrent, and i have in fact physically maimed someone that raped a friend. i still don't call it or think of it rape (or my response) in moralistic terms. some combination of experience, observation, intuition, emotion, intellect, etc all factor into my actions in any given situation. sometimes i look back and think, "damn, i wish i had done that differently." my next situation will hopefully incorporate that.