A conscience is the complex ethical and moral principles that inhibit or controls the actions of thoughts of an individual. For those who don’t think about, live or work with their conscience, they may work under the guise that a conscience is for others.
The conscience is part of the cognitive process that elicits rational associations and emotions, based on impulses about self-preservation; safety of a community; society and family.
Working with our conscience allows us to think about what’s right and wrong and do what’s right, no matter what. From a moral standpoint we should all be using our conscience, so that we’re continually thinking about and doing right by others. The conscience should be used to help us form judgments responsibly.
The conscience is a reality check on decisions made and yet to make. It epitomises moral action, if it’s used the way it is supposed to be used. It is the inner sense of our conduct and motives, requiring us to do the right thing and pointing us in the direction it wants us to go.