What are deeds?

January 28, 2015
What are deeds?

"You have committed a disgusting act!"; "This act is worthy of respect and reward!" - Often you can hear such expressions. And what are deeds, what do they mean? What exactly are we used to call acts, and how do they differ, for example, from actions?

Next, we consider these questions in more detail.

What is an act: difference from action

By action is meant the manifestation of energy, the act of activity. The simplest examples of actions: jump, say a word, turn around. These are one-time actions. Also, actions can be lengthy, that is, requiring more time to perform, for example: read, wash, cook food. Actions can be deliberate when a person understands what he is doing and why, and unconscious, for example: automatically drawing patterns on paper during a telephone conversation, kicking from the cold, blushing in certain situations.

Acts are always conscious and completed actions, the realization of a person’s free will. Making a deed, the person precisely understands that he does, probably, reflects on the consequences of his actions.What an act often determines the moral choice of a person, his moral convictions, the concepts of good and evil in his perception. Examples of good deeds: help a friend with a diploma, translate a grandmother across the road, cure a sick animal. Examples of bad deeds: to deliberately strike another person, deliberately lie in something important.

Of course, such a factor as subjectivity is also important here. For example, one person will perceive the perfect act as something good, and from the other he will receive a negative evaluation.

The deed can be expressed in the following forms:

  • expressing your opinion in words;
  • committing an action or inaction;
  • expression of his position with the look, gesture, tone of speech.

Watch your actions, because other people judge you.

There is also the concept of "sin", which characterizes a person’s bad actions in a religious context.