Moral Compass

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A compass is a navigational tool used to guide its user in a desired direction. It has four directions; east, west, north and south. A moral compass, which I have recently learned, is also used to guide its user in a desired direction. A moral compass, when used, will provide its user moral focus as the user learns to lead in an ever more challenging and demanding world throughout their life and career. A good leader needs a moral compass that will keep the leader grounded in his most cherished values while negotiating and collaborating with people who may have radically different value systems and lifestyles. As does a navigational compass, a moral compass also has four major directions, or parts. Moral Vision, Moral Code, Moral …show more content…

I believe there needs to be an objective basis for moral truth or fact. Otherwise, emotional morality could be used in a negative way by a society to excuse unethical actions. For Religion, which assumes there is a God and uses the commandments and bible to define good, bad, right and wrong, I find myself neutral. I don't believe business and public education should be allowed to pose their personnel beliefs on others who do not wish for that. I also believe that each individual should be allowed to believe in any religion they want and that should be their own business. They should not be treated in a negative way for this belief as long as this religion does require actions that are considered unethical or illegal. For Human Rights and Justice, which states human rights are inherent and inviolable, I find myself in agreement. I believe in having a basis for evaluating morality of societies and I believe in protecting minority and individual interests. For Ethical Egoism, which says the only moral duty of each person is to pursue his/her own self-interest, I find myself in disagreement. Although I do believe each person is entitled to pursue his/her own interest, I don't believe that this pursuit should comprise a society's morality or ethical standard. For Utilitarianism, which states every person's happiness is of equal value, I find myself undecided. In a Utilitarianism


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