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Virtues and Values Enhance Ethical Behavior

A Framework for Judging Right from Wrong I am a big supporter of teaching virtues and values to both college students and professionals. The reason is they lay a foundation for ethical behavior. In this blog I will explain why. Moral Values Values are basic and fundamental beliefs that govern... Read more →


Can Moral Reframing Bridge the Political Divide?

Progressives and Conservatives Need to Open Their Minds to Other Opinions Moral reframing enables people to strengthen their arguments and increase the likelihood they can successfully counteract other opinionated people who are hard to sway. One way to do so is find the statistics or other data that supports your... Read more →


Are the Moral Values of Americans in Decline?

Disconnect Between Democrats and Republicans Moral Values are inter-linked with ethical standards and establish a framework for right behavior in society. Morality in the U.S. is on the decline, which is the topic of today's blog. Is there a disconnect between the Democrats and Republicans with respect to how they... Read more →


Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Analyzing the Pros and Cons There is no doubt that the cannabis industry is growing rapidly. Currently, 38 states have passed laws permitting using marijuana, 19 of which allow it for not only medicinal purposes but recreational use as well. Several states are either currently debating the legalization issue or... Read more →


Redefining The Golden Rule

What Does it Mean in Today’s Society to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” I’m a big believer in following The Golden Rule as a standard for ethical behavior. After all, how can anyone argue that the concept, “Do unto others as you would have... Read more →


What's the Difference Between Equity and Equality?

How to Judge Justice and Fairness in Life Many people conflate the idea of equality with equity but there are distinct differences. The purpose of this blog is to explain these two concepts and why they should be kept separate. The key to distinguishing between the two is to understand... Read more →


The Lost Art of Showing Empathy

Empathy and the Cancel Culture The cancel culture seeks to marginalize someone with whom a person or group disagrees. The motivation to do so is they have an unwelcome point of view; even dangerous. They make offensive comments or engage in objectionable actions. As I have blogged about before, the... Read more →


What is Virtue Signaling?

Analyzing Virtue Signaling and its Cousins, Political Correctness and Groupthink According to Effectiviology, a website that helps people learn about psychology and philosophy that have practical applications, virtue signaling “is the act of speaking or behaving in a way that’s meant to demonstrate one’s good moral values. For example, if... Read more →


Are you ‘WOKE?’

Cultural Shift in America Are you woke? No, I do not mean just awaken from a deep sleep. In today’s parlance I mean awoken to sensitive social issues, such as racism. The term ‘woke’ is at the center of many of the contentious political, social, and cultural debates right now.... Read more →