Entry Submitted by Carden at 1:07 PM EST on November 16, 2016
noun: conscience; plural noun: consciences
an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior.
"he had a guilty conscience about his desires"
synonyms:sense of right and wrong, moral sense, inner voice;
morals, standards, values, principles, ethics, beliefs; compunction, scruples, qualms,
"her conscience would not allow her to remain silent"
Our new First Lady To Be, Melania Trump, has commented on the terrible direction "cyber-bullying" has taken. I would like to suggest that she consider a deeper truth, "conscience". People everywhere will benefit from the understanding of:
"Get conscience". Not to be confused with "conscious". In this case it can be used as an active noun describing self-correction.
That's not "in good conscience", as an adjective describing right thinking.
Conscience is something we don't hear discussed much anymore because it's been displaced with the word conscious and maybe there is some similarity. But the reality is that you can be conscious and acting without a good conscience because your checks and balances are skewed. There is some decision made somewhere that is blocking "the flow of conscience". Yes, this is something we all can take to heart.
Dear Melania, I hand this baton off to your very capable and gracious hands. The world needs more "active conscience" in play. Let's get this discussion going!