If we lived up to what we say we believed…if we treated others the way we would like to be treated…if we could fully comprehend the internal impact of our behavior toward others on our own humanity, we would behave differently.
Of course, we can’t or don’t and so sometimes understanding the overt consequences of our behavior is enough to keep our egos in check.
But when there are no consistent consequences that deter us from ignoring morals and mores and manners, when there are no consistent consequences for deviant behavior…chaos ensues.
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” ~ Lord John Dalberg Acton
Inhale Morality, Exhale Immorality…
Inhale Consequences, Exhale Corruption…
Inhale Humanity, Exhale Nihilism…