Today’s Daily Prompt is Fact.
This is a sort of follow-up to my “debriefing” article that I posted on my blog on Monday.
How well do you know yourself?
Why do you do what you do? Do you know why you make the choices that you do? Could you reveal any facts about your decisions, thoughts, feelings, or actions?
Petter Johansson doesn’t believe so:
What’s the principle reason?
Is it possible that we can make better choices, or dare I say, real choices, if we make them based on our principles?
What tenets guide your life? What commandments? What laws? If these are the things that allow us true choice, do we know why?
What makes a virtuous principle?
To me, a virtuous principle is based on fact.
For instance, killing is wrong. Murder is bad. It hurts people. It ends their lives. It brings grief and pain to friends and family.
What about doctor-assisted suicide? The question becomes more complicated. However, if it is in your moral compass that murder is wrong but suicide, for some reason, isn’t, then you would likely say “murder is wrong, but doctor-assisted suicide is fair.”
For me the highest virtue is patience.
That’s why I’ll take more time to suss this out.
I leave you with this:
“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”