“If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.” –Jon Stewart
Does an overdeveloped sense of morality make you less likely to act ethically in real life?
A person’s standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.
A person’s principles or standards of behavior; one’s judgment of what is important in life.
Moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.
Can you really claim to care about the environment and sip from a plastic straw?
What sense does it make to be an animal rights activist who treats people poorly?
If you believe that pesticides are dangerous, why would you buy and consume conventional food, ultimately supporting the pesticide industry?
How can you consider yourself a good family person but not treat those you work with well?
We believe that to truly be a person with high morals, values and ethics, we don’t get to pick and choose the places, times, and causes to apply them and when to ignore them. We should try and apply our high standards of being across the board, to treat everyone and every situation with respect, not only when it is convenient or recognized, but also when (especially when) it feels really difficult and many even go unnoticed- these are the moments that truly define us.
Extra perspective: Knowledge is merely having clarity of facts and truths, while wisdom is the practical ability to apply it to make good decisions in life.