What is a moral conscience?
For that matter, what are morals and what is a conscience? Morals are defined as standards and principles by which people live. These are the social mores that keep us safe, allow us to enjoy liberty, and protect us from danger. A conscience is the personal sense of integrity, doing the right thing because it is good for most people most of the time. It may not be good for everyone. For example, I love my neighbor’s flowers and pick them so that I can share them with hundreds of people, making them filled with joy. My neighbor however is distraught to find her gorgeous blooms decimated by my good intentions.
A moral conscience is driven by a sense of the common good, doing the right thing at the right time but also allowing personal choice and autonomy. I may want to strike up a parade in honor of friends who have united in a same-sex marriage. It is my privilege to celebrate and cheer. It is also the right of others to refuse to join the party – it is not their right to pass judgment by refusing to serve the party. Their moral conscience says, “No” but their moral conscience must also say, “Yes” to my right to have an opinion and to act upon it as long as I am not seeking to hurt others just as this right is extended to others?
Now this is where I become confused. I have the right to behave as I see fit as long as I do not infringe on the rights of others, so why do some of differing opinion believe that they must stomp and shout and prevent the freedom allotted to us all? Some say it is their religion; others say it against social mores. A third group just finds it repugnant. These three factors are all inanimate. Religion is just words; social mores are general standards; repugnance is a personal feeling and emotion. How can anyone determine his/her right to discriminate in a land where we are supposed to be free?
This loss of allowing the right of others to disagree is what scares me most about our upcoming elections. When did Americans become so narrow-minded and self-serving? Whether it is prayer in schools, abortion choices, or the right to carry or not carry a gun, somehow we have become a nation of intolerance, a nation of, “Believe like me or else!” Personally I dread the next twenty months of degrading advertisements and shouting matches. I yearn for the leader who listens, evaluates, and compromises instead of cow-towing to big money and imaginary party lines. Does such a personal exist?
So using your Moral Conscious in the Internet Marketing business is unique to each individual starting out. Some will strive to make as much money online as possible for themselves with a winner takes all attitude which may be seen as greedy and others may take a more cautious attitude and give away too much for FREE. Finding the balance in-between is where we marketers must act. We need to be able to make money online by providing a honest review for a digital product that has just been released online or a new training course. But whatever it is, we must first test out the products we are promoting on our blogs. It is important to strike up a relationship with the vendors on Social media and let them get to know you first. Buy some of their courses and see what they are up to and what they are offering the public. But the plugins or other software by the vendors and see how it works and does it do what they say it does! Is it a good product ? Would you be happy to offer it to someone else to get paid for it ? has it been launched too quickly ? Have a look at Social Media and see if there are any complaints in the groups for the product and so on !
We must be mindful of newbies starting out not having a clue and not to take advantage of their naivety.
At JoanneSmithMarketing, my goal it to provide the best possible reviews and only promote products from vendors who are well established and produce top rated products.