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COMMENTARY: Myths About & Misuse of the Golden Rule

MYTHS ABOUT & MISUSE OF THE GOLDEN RULE. The core of the GOLDEN RULE is a moral obligation to treat others ethically for their sake, not ours, even if it’s better than the way they treat us. Why? Not because it’s advantageous, but because it’s RIGHT. And because the way we treat others is about WHO WE ARE, not who … Read More The post COMMENTARY: Myths About & Misuse of the Golden Rule appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Right to Do

Don’t focus on what you have a right to do, but on knowing and doing what’s right to do. – Michael Josephson The post Right to Do appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

Two wrongs don’t make a right. It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing. It’s never the right time to do the wrong thing. The post Wrongs Don’t Make a Right appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Our Rights versus What is Right?

“There is a big difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do” – Justice Potter Stewart The post Our Rights versus What is Right? appeared first on What Will Matter.

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Do The Right Thing

“There is a big difference between what your have a right to do and what is right to do” – Justice Potter Stewart People of character do more than they are required to do and less than they are allowed to do.  They do the right thing even when it costs more than they want to pay. The post Do The Right Thing appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: A Test of Integrity: Does Personal Necessity Trump Moral Principles?

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Years ago, my wife Anne was talking to a woman I’ll call Lila about another lady I’ll call Gwen. Gwen had just been laid off and since she had only worked for the company for a short time, she wasn’t eligible to continue the company’s medical insurance. That’s important because she was eight weeks pregnant, and the reason she took … Read More The post COMMENTARY: A Test of Integrity: Does Personal Necessity Trump Moral Principles? appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY: The Commencement Curse

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Millions of teenagers across the land are about to leave the womb of high school for a world full of new freedoms and responsibilities. Although many have been waiting for this event for a long time, eager to get on with their lives as liberated adults, the thought of leaving behind friends and familiar places can be scary. The transition … Read More The post COMMENTARY: The Commencement Curse appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 988.1: Saying the Right Thing

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When someone you care about is suffering greatly, what’s the right thing to say to make him or her feel better? There are all sorts of traumas that can send us to the darkest dungeons of despair – the death of a loved one, being raped, getting a divorce, losing a limb, seeing a child sent to jail or on … Read More The post COMMENTARY 988.1: Saying the Right Thing appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 986.1: There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics

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Some years ago, a senior executive at a Fortune 100 company objected when I asserted that corporations have an ethical, as well as a legal obligation to keep promises and honor their contracts. He said that the decision to live up to or ignore contractual commitments is a business decision, not an ethical one. The other party has legal remedies, … Read More The post COMMENTARY 986.1: There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics appeared first on What Will Matter.

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COMMENTARY 982.4: Five Birds and Good Intentions

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Five birds are sitting on a telephone wire. Two decide to fly south. How many are left? Most people would say three. Actually, all five are left. You see, deciding to fly isn’t the same as doing it. If a bird really wants to go somewhere, it’s got to point itself in the right direction, jump off the wire, flap … Read More The post COMMENTARY 982.4: Five Birds and Good Intentions appeared first on What Will Matter.

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