January 26, 2007

The Six Pillars of Ethics

Ethics is a topic not normally given too much thought. We can generally define whats right or wrong and operate on autopilot in how we act or play. For most honesty and integrity is second nature. Unfortunatly there are some that convene committees to tell them what not to do.
The JOSEPHSON INSTITUTE OF ETHICS has published the Six Pillars of Ethics that breaks down the basics of ethical behaviour in a simple easy to understand format. The six main pillars are:

1. Trustworthy
2. Respect
3. Responsibility
4. Fairness
5. Caring
6. Citizenship

It should be required reading for anyone with political aspirations (There will be a test!) and for those interested in their own or their children's ethical development.

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