2011-06-02 / Editorial

Scattering Seeds

By John A. Murphy

You probably have confronted a situation where moral courage is needed.

It usually arises like this: there is strong, even overwhelming consensus in your peer group, to take some action, or to hold a particular opinion.

Yet you are troubled. To you, the consensus appears to be wrong. It violates some fundamental principle well known by you.

To go against your peers will likely result in you being ostracized. Or worse!

This is when character steps in. This is when true courage is called for.

Editor’s note: The Press is publishing this week a brief column by islander John Murphy. It is hoped that this will be a regular fixture, and that our readers will find John’s commentary thought-provoking. Your feedback is welcome

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