My moral compass (personal)

18 Nov, 2021 at 19:49 | Posted in Varia | 1 Comment

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This is the advice I’ve always given my sons and daughters when they’ve come and asked for guidance when confronted with momentous moral issues in life:

Ask yourself — Can I do this and still like what I see in the mirror tomorrow when I wake up?

That moral compass has served me well for almost half a century now, and I’m sure it has also helped my youngsters to become the good and honest people they are.

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  1. 《Socrates, from the Lives of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laertius […] recommended to the young the constant use of the mirror, to the end that handsome men might acquire a corresponding behaviour, and ugly men conceal their defects by education.》

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