I wonder if people feel that a person is born knowing right from wrong or if this is something that has to be taught. I’m from a criminal family and consequently I was not exactly taught “right”. I had some exposure to morality, but primarily “wrong” is what was modeled for me, particularly when I was very young.
In thinking about this, I realized that when I witnessed various things, I knew they were wrong but I did not necessarily know what “right” was. I explained to my husband, I was sure what I was seeing was wrong, based on how I felt. This did not mean that I was equipped to start pontificating what was right, because how would I know at four or five or six years old?
I imagine I could discern as much as I did I could read and the books I read did not make me feel awful! I started reading when I was four years old and I particularly liked all the Wizard of Oz books which were full of joy and hope and drama. They gave me a feeling which was really good, even though nothing was spelled out.
I had a lot more exposure to moral teaching when I was a bit older and my grandfather, Henry moved nearby. He most defined defined virtue for me and I’m enormously grateful because if he hadn’t I am not sure I’d have ever figured it out.
Are people born knowing right from wrong? Where is Jupiter in your chart?