moral character, remorse, rationalization
The development of moral character occurs when we realize that we have done something wrong and we resolve to do better. However, this is not what we typically do. The natural tendency is to rationalize our misdeeds and justify what we have done wrong, which allows us to possess a certain sense of emotional comfort.
Original Publication Citation
D.J. Cherrington, "Genuine Remorse", The Hayes Report on Loss Prevention Volume 25, Issue 4, Pages 3,7, Jack L. Hayes International, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 1, 21.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cherrington, David J., "Genuine Remorse" (2010). All Faculty Publications. 833.
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