Thursday, October 6, 2011

Morality I have none but there is a little conscience which stands up to rebuke me.

Morality I have none. Ethics I have never regarded as sacrosanct and inviolate. Conscience -- perhaps I have a bit of it, to be kind to myself. It hurts when even that little conscience stands up and rebukes me. I have never believed in a robot perfection. That is why stuff like prudence, wisdom and discreet conduct etc seldom hold much charm for me. But there are some core values guided by solely by the way I feel after I have done something - or left something undone. My mother's memory has been a great navigator, but the mariner in my soul has often ignored that navigation -- and suffered in private hell. That's all I meant.

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