What makes us prefer a suitable alternative, a paramount influencer of a possible course of results? What makes us distinguish between the extensively dissimilar perceptions of right and wrong, good and bad, essentiality or a vague desire? What makes us recognise impeccability? The paramount capability of our conscience to greatly assist in making a choice, the ability of our minds which enables us to realize the magnitude of our resolutions, the trait which keeps us sane holds insurmountable vitality.
Our conscience, inevitably, relies heavily on what we choose to believe in, and our belief in turn clings to our conscience. It may seem bewildering, but what I’m trying to convey here is an idea wholly simplistic in nature. What decision we undertake, depends on what we believe in. For instance- regardless of whether a set target is achievable or not- we deem it possible only if we think that it’s not impossible, only if we believe that accomplishment is within the realm of possibility. The aftermath, however, may vary itself.
As unique as our thoughts are, our convictions and our point of view hold the same feature as our thoughts. An aptitude that is familiar, yet alien to an individual. Our beliefs lead to an intricate moral judgement we all posses- born off principles. We undeniably feel remorse, detect guilt when we commit actions that contradict our moral judgement, actions that go against our principals.
The society we live in is decreed civilized, and each constituent citizen is governed by certain unalterable laws. Now, whether these laws that are distinctive to different countries can be rendered progressive has been a perplexing bone of contention. Although laws come to the aid of a sundry of oppressed sections of society, it can be argued that they inhibit people’s complete free will. This free will being sometimes stated as a sort of fulfilment of life. But, as proved by a plethora of unfortunate circumstances, free will has inevitably lead to misery for plural segments of our civilization. And the reason for this? Differing moral judgements, differing conscience. It is not unknown for an individual’s conscience to unconsciously sway in the direction of the socially-agreed nefarious.
Our conscience is pliable. It’s as alterable as drawing gold into sheets. Our beliefs are not immortal unless we shroud them under a steel of a mind. Our conscience faces innumerable threats- threats that make us doubt our own principles, our own moral judgement, our own thoughts. Threats that try to claw themselves through the penetrable protection our mind offers like bees yearning for light. Needless to say, reality exists independently, but the perception of reality is not all but in our mind.
The world seems different to everyone, as we not only view it through our physical eyes, but through the eyes of our conscience that scrutinizes each miniscule detail leading to the inevitable decision. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that we keep our conscience healthy; healthy for us to progress mentally. For us to grow and evolve as humans.
If your conscience is dead, you are dead.