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Can You Be Happy Without Being an Ethical Person?

Greek Virtue, Self-Actualization, and Happiness To the ancient Greeks, happiness is the end goal of life. Virtuous behavior contributes to moral excellence. Moral excellence can contribute to a happy life. Thus, being a moral person is essential to living a life of happiness. A person achieves happiness by possessing the... Read more →


Character and Free Speech Go Hand in Hand

What is Character? Character is the sum of qualities that define a person. These qualities include one’s intellect, thoughts, ideas, motives, intentions, temperament, judgment, behavior, imagination, perception, emotions, loves, and hates. Character manifests itself in the decisions we make. An honest person always tells the truth (or, at least, is... Read more →


Why Do We Need Ethics?

The Pathway to Principle-Based Decision Making I recently wrote a blog on my Workplace Ethics Advice site on Principle Centered Leadership. Basic principles of ethics can help us lead a more fulfilling life whether on a personal or professional level. However, our commitment to act in accordance with ethical principles... Read more →


What is the Role of Ethics in College Sports?

Can Civility be Brought Back to Sports? It’s March madness once again. Once a year college sports fans turn their attention to filling out brackets and selecting the winner of the NCAA championship. For what it’s worth I’m picking Duke. I recently read that Duke’s 2006 national player of the... Read more →


You Are What You Tweet

Follow the Two-Hour Tweeting Rule I recently read a book titled You Are What You Tweet by Germany Kent that provides guidance on how to use Twitter to create a positive social media experience. I highly recommend the book to learn tips and advice on how Twitter can enhance your... Read more →


Resolve to be a More Ethical Person in 2017

This is my last blog of the year. Going forward, this blog site will serve as an archive for my blogs through 2017. Please visit my new website, Steven Mintz Ethics, for future blogs and to sign up for a free Newsletter prepared for my loyal followers. HAPPY NEW YEAR!... Read more →


Have Colleges Gone Too Far with Sanctuary Campuses?

Ethics Sage Readers: Due to my increasing ethics outreach activities, I have developed a new website: www.stevenmintzethics.com. Please "Like" my public page by sharing it on social media. My new site serves as a repository for my ethics blogs & activities, and a Newsletter that you can sign up for.... Read more →


DAPL Issue Not Sexy Enough for Media Coverage

Native American Rights Ignored Once Again It’s my view that very few people care about the rights of Native Americans so it is the media’s job to embed it into our national conscience because of historical rights violations that date back to 1889 when President Benjamin Harrison made the first... Read more →


What is a ‘Moral Organ’

Nourishing our Ethical Self To lead an ethical life, we cannot rely on our feelings no matter how powerful they might be. Our feelings may be irrational and may be the product of prejudice, selfishness, or cultural conditioning. Our decisions must be guided by reason and the (ethical) motivation to... Read more →


The Role of Responsible Citizenship During the Trump Administration

What Should We Make of Americans Looking to Emigrate from the U.S.? People who are seriously considering leaving the U.S. in the wake of the election seem to me to be acting like petulant children who didn’t get their way and now act out to express their displeasure with the... Read more →