From “Ought” to “Is”

"Ought" is not a word you often hear anymore. It has a rather old-fashioned sound to it, and some might say its meaning is rather old-fashioned as well. The dictionary defines it as having a "moral obligation." It is not a legal obligation, as in "must" ... or a possibility, as in "can" ... rather it is the recognition that there is a right and a wrong and therefore, there is a state of "ought."
The world as it ought to be. Business decisions as they ought to be. Relationships as they ought to be.
And once there is a recognition of "ought" ... the question then becomes, "what ought we do?"
Because we can talk "ought" all day long, but it is all smoke and mirrors until we put our hands to it and transform "ought" into "is."

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