Moral Compass And Personal Values

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Moral Compass Essay Moral compass decides personal values and directs conscience toward understanding and practice of the Good and the Right. It is the thing that is embedded in us, directing us to make decisions that involve right and wrong (Thompson, 2017). Personal Integrity The dictionary defines social conscience as “an attitude of sensitivity toward and sense of responsibility regarding injustice and problems in society”. And according to Killinger (2010), “integrity is the qualifications of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.” Social conscience and personal integrity are both values. As Keshen (2010) argues, values stem from beliefs which can be decomposed to what…show more content…
Among these wisdom traditions, moderation has constantly been challenged as I navigate different cultures, especially in a professional setting. For instance, while working as a financial advisory analyst in New York, whenever there was conflicts or heated discussions at meetings, I chose to be quite and refused to take a stand. And whenever my work and contribution were validated by superiors or clients, I tried to be modest and humble and direct the praises to others. Being moderate, humble and non-aggressive are so hardwired in me that I acted almost instinctively as a misfit at workplaces. This forces me to reflect on what is wrong. My conclusion is that being moderate itself is moral only when I apply it in the right place and at the correct time. There is a subtle or blurry line between being humble and being carless, especially in a professional working environment. In the above example, my moderation and humbleness were interpreted by my boss as being careless and passionless. “Wisdom traditions instill habits of virtue, reinforces values, and commemorates symbolic heroes and events. These structures are the embedded moral compass through which a community defines good, bad, right, wrong,

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