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“Never waste a good crisis”, remarked Winston Churchill. Do you think that a moral crisis is an essential precondition for the conscience to come alive? Elaborate.

Topic : Quotation based ethics question

6. “Never waste a good crisis”, remarked Winston Churchill. Do you think that a moral crisis is an essential precondition for the conscience to come alive? Elaborate. (250 words)

Reference: Quotation based questions

Why the question:

The question is based on the theme of “Moral crisis” and in what way it is an essential precondition for the conscience to come alive.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the essence of the quote in question; explain how moral crisis is an essential precondition for the conscience to come alive.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by defining what you understand by a crisis.

Body:

A crisis is a situation that leads to the disruption within the functioning of a system; it could be a political, social, economic, physiological, moral or any other organized system of function. There are three attitudes that can be taken in response to a crisis

  1. To wish away the crisis and think of it as a curse – which is dogmatic
  2. To indulge excessively in a crisis in the name of being anti-establishment – which is fatal 3. To capitalize on the crisis by using its energies appropriately to bring a transformation – this is ideal.

Demonstrate the above with suitable ideas.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of moral crisis as an essential precondition for the conscience to come alive