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A moral compass helps individuals identify and define their core values and principles. By reflecting on what they stand for and believe in, people can gain clarity on their ethical priorities and establish a strong foundation for making moral decisions. Elaborate.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;

7. A moral compass helps individuals identify and define their core values and principles. By reflecting on what they stand for and believe in, people can gain clarity on their ethical priorities and establish a strong foundation for making moral decisions. Elaborate. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude by Lexicon Publications.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how moral compass leads to describe conscience, our inner sense of right and wrong offers a framework to guide our actions.

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 describing what you understand by moral compass (conscience) which governs the actions you take in day-to-day life.

Body:

Elaborate on how a moral compass helps people make ethical decisions by helping to determine which actions would help or harm others, society, or the environment. It also helps people see how their actions can have consequences for other people and cultures.

Cite examples to substantiate.

Conclusion:

Complete the answer by bring out how the moral compass prevents us acting purely from self-interest and helps us live a life of integrity.