The Wiktionary says a moral compass is: “An inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.”
I think of a moral compass as a person’s conscience.
Just as people get lost in the woods or on a trip when their compass fails to lead them in the right direction, we as human beings get lost along the way when our moral compass gets stuck.
When this happens we have a decision to make. Do we keep marching on in a direction that will take us to the edge of a cliff where me might fall off? Or, is it better to turn around and follow the path back to where we began on that particular journey.
What would you do?
As an imperfect and flawed individual, I find it disheartening, and, quite honestly, rather unbelievable to witness what I am seeing these days.
Maybe it’s best to just leave it at that – for now.
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