Thursday, September 15, 2011

When we must walk alone, we have our moral compass with us: Blog Post # 2

“Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.” This quote is said by Marcus Aurelius. When we cannot find our selves we use our moral compass to get us back to who we truly are. Your savior, your moral compass, consists of what you truly believe to be the most significant points in your life. My moral compass consists of love, friends and family, education, and happiness.
Love is my first point on my moral compass because without love your life would be nothing. No, love is not just about a boyfriend and girlfriend or husband and wife; it is loving life, nature, and most importantly yourself. Love is everything, why else would people crave it so much; it is so special and endearing. When all else fails, love will always be there to pick you up; whether it comes from a friend, a family member, a flower, a dog, it can truly be anything. Beauty is found within love, and that is where we find our self-esteem. If you do not love who you are can you truly love something else? You must find your love within. 
Happiness, smiling, and laughter is the next point on my moral compass, which also explains my quote to live by; “
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing;” said by Mother Teresa. This quote is extremely important to me because when someone smiles at me it completely brightens my day. You never know if someone is having a horrible day, and if you smile at a stranger at his or her darkest moment, you could just be that one light that makes them strive to keep moving forward and ultimately brighten their day. A day without smiling or laughing, to me, is a day of misery and a complete waste.
Family and Friends is the third point on my moral compass. The day we come into the world our family is standing right there beside us welcoming us into their family. When there is no one there for you, your family will always be there to pick you up when you have fallen down at your weakest moments. They say we do not choose our family, but our friends are the family we choose. Friends, like family, help you through so many difficult times in your life, that without friends, life would be almost impossible to live. Our friends and family can always make our days better.
Lastly on my moral compass is education. I find education to be one of the most beneficial morals to my life. Without education, we could not go any where in life; we would not know how to read, how to write, how to correctly speak. Education is the building blocks to our future, every day we learn new things; not just things in school, we learn about others and ourselves. Education builds us the pathway to success and only sends us in a beneficial direction for our lives. Without these morals in my life, I would not know who I was or where I would be in life.


  1. I love the quotes that you added into your blog! It caught my eye and it tied into your blog very well. Great post Alex! My only question for you is what is the most important point on your compass?

  2. I really like the use of quotes in here. It makes it sound very intelectual and supports your points very well. I am a stong believer in the quote you used from Mother Teresa because a smile really can make someone's day. You don't know what others are going through and such a simple gesture could make their entire day better. Good post Alex!