Serious topic: That little voice in your head.

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by NathanP, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. NathanP

    NathanP Member

    Also called your conscience. The little voice that always went off in the back of your head when you were a child about to get into the cookie jar..

    The topic on illegal downloading got me contemplating this. I know, in a non-spiritual or religious atmosphere, we can probably boil the aspect of conscience down fairly easily in Behavioral Psychology.

    But I was curious.. I know what happens in the back of my head when I am about to do something wrong. Questions are:

    1. What happens in yours
    2. And for what morays? (Moral beliefs, what acts do you think are wrong, or feel are wrong deep inside, but act against anyway)

    We have a very diverse sample size here.. I guess I'm just a sheltered churchy kid with a curiosity to see how the "others" think.

    Thanks guys.
  2. NathanP

    NathanP Member


    1. I get a mental "voice" that pretty much ascertains what I should be "properly" doing

    2. Don't kill, lie, cheat, steal, no porn, etc.
  3. Shane

    Shane Active Member

    It's called GOOD parenting. Teaching your kids right and wrong and them realizing it when the time comes is when you know you did your job.
  4. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Fulfil your obligations. Do what you think is right. Be kind to others. Do no harm. Be accountable for your actions. Don't live in fear or be hobbled by regret. Take chances.

    That's what the little voice in my head says. Or is it the dog talking to me?
  5. Colton

    Colton New Member War Zone Member


    The angel/devil on the shoulder deal? I listen intentively to both sides and meditate on the decision by weighing the pros and cons of their pitch and take into consideration of all the important aspects and fundemental reasonings of the situation ... just when I'm ready to make a decision another voice is heard that has power over the other two: my wife. Sometimes I'll just ask my parole officer. :?


    A kid with a ice cream cone. Should I snatch it?
    "No! That wouldn't be nice!", says the angel.
    "Do it! You're doing him a favor. Sweets cause cavities!", says the devil.
    So, just before I grab the ice cream cone I hear:
    "You're not thinking of taking that kids ice cream, are you? I hope not.", says my wife.
    Sheepishly, I say, "Nooooo! Of course not! That's stupid."
    Issue resolved.

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