The source of morals
Morality, I believe, had an origin. We now consider it distinct from its source i.e. it has become a subject in itself. The problem is (at least for me) we haven't taken the trouble to trace morality back to its origins.
What could be the beginnings of morality?
As I see it morality is ''simply'' about how you treat others. From what I've observed there is no need for morality within a family or community and so on. We ''automatically'' treat family, friends and anybody we bond with in a good way.
There are two ways of viewing this state of affairs:
1. You subdue your ego and put others before yourself. In effect you work by the principle ''others before me''.
2. You expand what you identify as self. The family is basically the self, dilated. Likewise a group of friends, a community, etc. are extensions of the self/your ego. I am ''we''.
Morality, it seems, has its origins in knowledge of the unity of humanity and by extrapolation, if you factor animal rights and environmental awareness, the unity of all life itself.