Not everyone talks to themselves out loud, but that little voice talking inside your head exists in everyone. That little voice is called inner speech, and you can hear it when you’re thinking or silently reading. Oxford dictionaries defines conscience as a person’s moral sense of right and wrong, viewed as acting as a guide to one’s behaviour. Given the economic situation presently, it is somewhat hard to find someone with a good conscience who would accidentally come in possession of someone else’s belongings, be it physical or intellectual and would gladly hand it over to the rightful owner or give accolades to the original owner when it comes to an intellectual property.
Recently it was reported that a fashion stylist named Uncle Mide handed over the sum of N600, 000 via fund transfer to his costumer who mistakenly made a wrong transfer of the said amount of money to his account.
Similarly, Mr. Achi Daniel, the junior security guard of Halogen Securities Limited who found and returned a bag containing dollars, jewelries and other documents at the multi-level car park of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
These people might have battled with their conscience before they made the decision to do what is right; so you see the decision to do what is right or wrong is deliberate. They also might have been tagged as been stupid for taking such steps too.
Despite the fact that we now live in an era where being dishonest is now the new “SMART” allowing your conscience guide you to doing what is right should be cultivated and constantly practiced because it will ultimately payoff. It was reported that the security personnel was rewarded for being honest while the fashion stylist also got rewarded.
If you choose to ignore the pang of conscience and do what is wrong, it implies that you have an erroneous conscience that judges something incorrectly, when something is bad you think it’s good and when it’s good you think it’s bad.
When you do what is right there’s this inner peace of mind that one feels and in the same vein you tend to feel pain, restlessness and be very unhappy when you choose to do what is wrong.
So wouldn’t you rather be at peace with yourself by choosing to do the right thing today?after all a clear conscience fears no accusation.