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  • Following up what your conscience asks you to do is very difficult.

    You can walk away or stay and fight.

    That is what our early ancestors had to decide fight or take flight. You have decided to fight for others too.

    What is the "fight or flight response?"
    'This fundamental physiologic response forms the foundation of modern day stress medicine. The "fight or flight response" is our body's primitive, automatic, inborn response that prepares the body to "fight" or "flee" from perceived attack, harm or threat to our survival.'

    Also according to Kolberg you have reached this stage:
    III. Post-Conventional, Autonomous, or Principled Level.
    The individual makes a clear effort to define moral values and principles that have validity and application apart from the
    authority of the groups of persons holding them and apart from the individual's own identification with the group. The level
    has the two following stages:
    Stage 5: The social-contract legalistic orientation (generally with utilitarian
    overtones). Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically
    examined and agreed upon by the whole society. There is a clear awareness of the relativism of personal values and opinions
    and a corresponding emphasis upon procedural rules for reaching consensus. Aside from what is constitutionally and
    democratically agreed upon, right action is a matter of personal values and opinions. The result is an emphasis upon the
    "legal point of view", but with an additional emphasis upon the possibility of changing the law in terms of rational
    considerations of social utility (rather than freezing it in terms of stage 4 "law and order"). Outside the legal realm, free
    agreement, and contract, is the binding element of obligation. The "official" morality of the American government and Constitution is at this stage.
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