As a child growing up in the late ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, I was always aware of a distinct line between right and wrong. We were taught, from the start, what was right, what was wrong and, more importantly, that there were consequences for doing wrong.
There was a distinct idea of what was considered moral and ethical behavior. This made it easier for us to make good decisions. I was raised on the concepts found in the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. We learned that following these simple, yet effective, guidelines would lead us to a good life where we lived our lives and didn’t interfere with the lives of others. I was taught these principles in church, Sunday School and school, but putting religion aside; the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule are common sense rules by which to live your life.
I tried to instill these…
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