Is there a word for the sum of society's law, moral value and personal beliefs?

a word if I do it, I can't be wrong, won't go to jail.

Like no stealing, no raping, no bullying family members,stay postive, always happy, do well at school... Anything long as it equals to what I should do

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    Law, moral values, and personal beliefs cover a vast amount more than "thou shalt nots". The best word that fits what you asked for is culture. Oct 23 '19 at 19:15
  • @John Lawler I want a first person perspective word.
    – lockagain
    Oct 23 '19 at 19:17
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    My culture, then. Oct 23 '19 at 19:20
  • What are society's personal beliefs? The notion seems self-contradictory.
    – jsw29
    Oct 23 '19 at 22:29

The sum of society's law, moral value and personal beliefs could be called its


The characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.
Their projects are diverse, but the firms share a similar ethos.

Another word is


Principles or standards of behaviour; one's judgement of what is important in life.
Today, principled values and beliefs are notably absent.

From Lexico.


The answer could be personal ethics.

Ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime. As a field of intellectual inquiry, moral philosophy also is related to the fields of moral psychology, descriptive ethics, and value theory.

  • Ethics covers only moral beliefs, not the law and 'personal beliefs' (whatever the latter is). Some of the law is based on ethics, but it is always conceptually distinct from it.
    – jsw29
    Oct 23 '19 at 22:32

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