Happily setting and following my own moral compass…
True morality consists not in following the beaten track but in finding out the true path for ourselves and fearlessly following it.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
The word, “morality” comes from Latin, moralitas, meaning “manner, character, proper behaviour”
One would be forgiven for thinking that morality was invented therefore by the Romans…in my view a most immoral culture and empire!
Following on from the collapse of the Roman Empire, morality became the foremost banner of the Abrahamic religions, as they prescribed the life to be adhered to for those in Europe and later North and South America, as well as large parts of Africa.
Failing to adhere could mean being cast out from society, which was governed in strict terms by the church, in almost every instance.
And this has remained de rigeur until recently…in fact, my own lifetime.
In fact, social acceptability and indeed family acceptance was predicated upon one’s…
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