Our moral compass

A moral compass is a person’s ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly. It’s our moral compass that’s partly responsible for the way we live our lives. The other part is our values.

For us to incorporate any worth to our values, we need to understand them first. Like us, others may need to understand their values, to understand themselves better and what makes them who they are. For things to work for us, we must determine and perceive our own understandings, work to our moral compass using our values as our guide.

Without the use of our moral compass, we will always struggle to get the best out of life. Whether we work to our values or not, it’s our moral compass that dictates our ability to make the right judgments towards others and to find success in our life.


29 May, 2015

4 thoughts on “Our moral compass

  1. It would be nice to think that we all have a moral compass, but reading the news it is clear that some people don’t listen to theirs, or it takes second place to other issues going on, for any number of reasons.

    I would like to think that I am guided by mine, but I sometimes make the mistake of expecting people to treat me the way I treat others. I have learned to lower my expectations to avoid disappointment, but I am always very happy when I meet someone who shares my moral codes.

    1. Yes, it would certainly make life easier if we could share the same moral compass. Our ability to know what’s right and wrong and to do the right things, doesn’t seem to be on the top of other people’s list.

      But you’re right, it would be lovely to think people will. I know the older we get the more wise we become. Maybe our moral compass is something others will go back to in due course, or when they’re less stressed.

      Everything tends to go out the window when we’re dealing with stress. It’s a human failing I feel, but a coping strategy.

  2. I physically distance myself from people who have little or no moral compass.These people believe right is wrong and wrong is right; nothing good will come from a person like that.

    I have firmly positioned myself on the right side and like Brad, I welcome anyone who has strong moral virtues.

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