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morality

 [mo-ral´ĭ-te]
accordance with widely shared conventions of right or good conduct that form a stable, but usually incomplete, social consensus; it includes the concept of moral ideals. See also virtue.
principle-based common morality a type of ethical thinking based on premises that are unphilosophical common sense and tradition and come from the morality shared by members of a society. Principle-based theories have an emphasis on obligation and are pluralistic (in contrast to teleological and deontological theories, which are monistic, i.e., have one supreme, absolute principle supporting all other guides in the system). The principles are generally accepted in most types of ethical theory and are what are called “middle level” principles in that they are not the most general principles but are those likely to be acceptable to proponents of different normative theories. This type of thinking has been most influential in bioethics and in nursing.
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We nurture a moral compass when we apologize for the mistakes we make that affect our child.
I quickly discovered that it is impossible to buy a moral compass. It is priceless.
Well, Paisley and Lowry wouldn't as neither has a moral compass.
Awards are justifiably accruing to "The Journals of Musan," multihyphenate Park Jung-bum's impressive debut following his work as assistant helmer on Lee Changdong's "Poetry." Based on the story of a North Korean defector friend of Park's, pic exposes the marginalization of escapees from the North through a protag whose unsophisticated yet steady moral compass is battered by people mired in cynicism or worse.
As for the word patriotic - he only trots out his so-called moral compass when he thinks there could be something in it for him.
THE absence of a moral compass leads individualsandsocietytowardsdestruction and anarchy or dictatorship.
"In London we now have a Government that has lost its moral compass, all sense of right and wrong," he said in a keynote address to the Plaid conference in Llandudno.
The MPs who have submitted allowance claims for chandeliers, moat-cleaning, bags of horse manure and even fancy toilet roll holders appear to have lost their moral compass.
His show Gag Reflex has been touring for almost 12 months, and a few of Carr's lines are tried and tested old friends from before that - a joke about performing before people without a moral compass, and a favourite gag about child cruelty among them.
Meanwhile, it might have been nice if Gordon had managed to mention what he and his much vaunted "moral compass" - whatever that means - would do about the war.
Adam Price, who revealed the pounds 125,000 Labour donation from the billionaire steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, said the Government had lost its "moral compass".
Tre, on the other hand, has a fierce mentor and protector in his father (Laurence Fishburne), who is determined to give his son the character and moral compass he will need to make his way in the "hood" and beyond.