The journey of a whistleblower is never an easy one. Many who make the noble decision to blow the whistle, do not fully recover once they have walked through the battleground. Landing on your feet should be a goal every whistleblower aims for as an ultimate end state. Following a set of principles may help the individual find their way to that desired end state.
It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.