Choosing to be moral

As long as we know right from wrong and have a conscience, we can all follow our own moral compass, so that we learn to improve our relationships with other people.Without basic rules around morality, there will always be chaos in society, in our homes and in our lives. We can be as moral as we choose to be, it’s all a question of how we consciously choose to relate and behave towards other people.

We need to want to care about ourselves and about others, but to do that we need to have empathy, compassion and tolerance, so that we will recognise and choose to live the moral life. It’s important we follow and incorporate moral tolerance. To do that we need to tap into our conscience, to understand how the conscience plays its part in how we conduct ourselves.

It’s our conscience that triggers understanding about what’s moral and how we choose to behave. If the conscience alerts us to something it knows is wrong, we will consciously choose to change our behaviour. When we get a feeling in the gut that something doesn’t feel right, or have that guilt feeling, our conscience tells us that what we’re doing is wrong.

We need to continually be aware of our conscience. It is our conscious that takes note of our conscience and paves the way for more moral tolerance. It’s what we need.

It’s our conscience that challenges us to change how we see the world and how moral we choose to be.


6 Aug, 2016

4 thoughts on “Choosing to be moral

  1. If there was but one quality that we should all strive for it should be morality, for everything else stems from this.

    We all know right from wrong and we all have a conscience. Unfortunately there are many external influences such as peer pressure; greed; religion; politics and culture that combine to undermine our basic morals and make us behave despicably to one another.

    I agree with you that we have the ability to be moral and that is our choice, whether we make it our choice is up to us.

    1. Thank you, yes I agree. It’s a shame that the external influences you mention, which could make us better people don’t.

      Unfortunately, we tend to put religion first above all else; and have become less moral in the process.

  2. I discovered at an early age that some people inherently lack morality, I noticed it in pre-school. Something sinister is in us from the beginning and if we have to be taught morality, then we shouldn’t claim our superiority as a race.

    And I will not drink from the religion well, it makes you both blind and obedient at the same time; what’s moral about that?

    1. Thanks Tim. Yes, we come to know who is moral and who isn’t, whether it’s a family member, a friend or someone in society.

      Unfortunately, religion can make us both blind and obedient until we learn to understand our lives, take control and take what we need from it. However much we practice, we must always use morality.

      We tend to forget once religion takes a hold.

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