Your personal values act like a little panel of judges.
This little panel of judges renders judgements with lightning speed.
This little panel of judges can render judgements with lightning speed because the judges do not have to think.
Many of the judgements are not just lightning-fast but also clear and simple:
- This is RIGHT
- That is WRONG
- This is GOOD
- That is BAD
These types of clear and simple judgements are your moral compass. They happen when all your judges are in agreement, when the vote is unanimous.
There are other types of clear and simple judgments. Your little panel of judges often deliver these sorts of judgments in reaction to other people. Every judge on the panel tends to be biased in your favour. After all, they are your panel of judges.
If you are like most people then your panel of judges can be very harsh when confronted with the actions of other people.
If you are like most people then your panel of judges rarely miss the opportunity to render judgement on other people…after all, they are there to protect your interest…and they are vigilant.
Sometimes your panel of judges cannot reach a unanimous judgment.
I mean, sometimes judges are in conflict with one another.
For example, one of your judges works to ensure you take care of your physical health. Meanwhile, another of your judges works to ensure you take care of your financial wealth. Sometimes these two interests compete.
Yes - from time to time, your judges are conflicted.
When they are conflicted they let you know.
And, you begin to think…and maybe you begin to worry…and to overcome that worry maybe you begin to use your logic skills to take over where your little panel of judges left off.
More about the little panel of judges in future Thought Posts…