How does one acquire a moral center?
Theories abound on this concept. Lately, though, I wonder how I acquired my moral center. Doc insists that there must have been some adult in my life with a positive influence, but I come up empty in trying to think of someone. I would love to know how one acquires a knowledge of right and wrong when there are few to no role models for such concepts.
Lately, I’m troubled by what I’m uncovering in therapy. I find myself wondering how I even have my moral code. How do we learn right from wrong with a childhood full of wrongs?
I once asked my sister Cate this question and she remarked, “The Cosby Show?” I laughed, but she may be on to something.
that’s a really good question. i used to love The Cosby Show, when I was a kid, or any family shows of the like, because I longed to have one like them. Now as an adult, I notice that in The Cosby Show, “Clair” was a domineering, somewhat controlling person who belittled her “Husband” a lot.
Excellent question and truly something to think about.
Yes, recent therapy sessions have my brain in overdrive with this question.
well, it is something to ponder – Harry Potter is actually an interesting example of this (yes, I have had this discussion before).
You know, Harry Potter is an excellent example! It is fiction, but I still love the example very much.