Saturday, September 15, 2012

What will you do in the face of injustice?

“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr

Wherever you find yourself, do not be among individuals who keep mute in the face of injustice; whether in a school, office, home, street, bank, you name it. Confront injustice head-on by yielding to your moral compass, which is your conscience.

Example: An employee of a firm who is so committed and does his job with excellence is about to be promoted to the position of a manager, by owners of the company. The present manager, who happens to be your boss, confides in you that, he (boss) will not let this happen. Your boss is friends with some of the directors, who have vowed they will fight against the move to replace him (the boss). Now, you know the said employee deserves this promotion, and that your boss deserves to be fired, but you are quiet about the ploy against this employee.

Your conscience which is your moral compass, points the way to go about this, and many other injustices being perpetrated by some evil folks around you; what will you do? Will you ignore the jolt your conscience gives to standup for justice? Will you rather lose your job for standing up for justice, by exposing the plan or you succumb to the same wicked game?

What will you do in the face of injustice?
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