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.