Welcome to the Our Moral Compass Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.
The Choice is Yours
“You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.”
Every day of our lives we make decisions like what to eat or what to wear but when there is a decision to be made that could affect either our own well-being or the well-being of others, the word “responsible” becomes a focal point in the decision making process. We have an obligation to engage in a full cycle of being a responsible decision maker by identifying the problem, analyzing it (and the potential results of the decision being made), making the choice, evaluating the choice and then reflecting on the decision made. The factors taken into consideration to the decision being made should coincide with your own personal behavior, your social interaction with others based on your ethical standards and relationship skills.
In today’s quote its message is straightforward: no one else is responsible for the choices and decisions that we make except ourselves. We need to remember to always weigh our options, think about who might be affected by our decision and most importantly if it aligns with our own moral values. Remember you have to live with your decisions and the repercussions that could come as a result of them.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards developing your responsible decision making skills?
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