After recent events, I have started to wonder whether a conscience is becoming more rare as time moves forward. How can some people sleep at night knowing that they are ruining the lives of millions of people? People like Republican senators who want to repeal Obamacare, knowing thousands will die. People like the investment bankers who lobby for deregulation even after the 2008 financial crisis, the worst crisis since the Great Depression.
Or is a conscience just an abstract concept we invented? I’d like to think that some moral compass exists inside of us, but some people just choose to ignore it. They push it down so much that it almost doesn’t exist. And unfortunately, when these people have positions of authority, they can cause damage that will affect others more negatively than themselves.