Being socially savvy is more than just knowing how to act in public… it is knowing who you are. What are your ethic’s and morals?
Before you get your panties all in a bunch this is not about challenging who you are but rather challenging “do you know what you believe”?
But I jump ahead, so lets start with definitions;
Ethic: a set of moral principles, esp. ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct
Moral Adjective concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.
• concerned with or adhering to the code of interpersonal behavior that is considered right or acceptable in a particular society
• holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct • derived from or based on ethical principles or a sense of these
1 a lesson, esp. one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience
2 ( morals) a person's standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do • standards of behavior that are considered good or acceptable
You can be an ethical person without necessarily being a moral one, since ethical implies conformity with a code of fair and honest behavior, particularly in business or in a profession, while moral refers to generally accepted standards of goodness and rightness in character and conduct. In the same way, you can be honorable without necessarily being virtuous, since honorable suggests dealing with others in a decent and ethical manner, while virtuous implies the possession of moral excellence in
Righteous is similar in meaning to virtuous but also implies freedom from guilt or concerned with or adhering to the code of interpersonal behavior that is considered right or acceptable in a particular society :
• holding or manifesting high principles for proper conduct :
• derived from or based on ethical principles or a sense of these :
• examining the nature of ethics and the foundations of good and bad character and conduct —especially sexual conduct
So now that you know the actual definitions….. who and what are you? How far will you push the mark? What will you sacrifice to meet and end?
Consider this – knowing who you are and what you stand for gives you a strength over those that float back and forth from one person’s belief’s to another’s. It may not be widely accepted, but knowing what you stand for gives you the strength to fight for what you want in life. Define who and what you are and watch what happens….