One of the hallmarks of the U.S., ideally, is that we tolerate diversity of ideas. Because of this, we have a long-standing tradition of tolerating a variety of religions, ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles in our public life. We understand that not everyone agrees with what everyone else believes or thinks. And we believe, nonetheless, that… Continue reading Should We Tolerate Everything?
This post explores whether the common saying "Follow Your Heart" is good advice. Here are some common sayings you might have heard: Follow your heart. If it feels good, do it. Your heart will tell you what to do. Is This Advice Good? Now, if you are like most people in the world, you can… Continue reading Is “Follow Your Heart” Good Advice?
This post about how to pursue a good life by maximizing happiness, and it's based on the philosophy of John Stuart Mill. It the fourth post in a series on developing your own moral and ethical code. Here are the first three posts in the series: Develop Your Own Ethical and Moral System How to… Continue reading How to Pursue a Good Life by Maximizing Happiness
This post is part of a series about developing your own moral and ethical code. You can find links to the other posts in this series at the end of this post. Each of these posts gives you important information about different moral systems, but each post also gives you an exercise(s) you can do… Continue reading How to Live a Free and Humane Life Worthy of Happiness by Cultivating a Good Will
This post is the second post in a series on developing your own ethical system in order to live with greater confidence, purpose, and integrity. You can read the first post in the series here. You might not realize this, but one of the best reasons to develop your own ethical system is because it… Continue reading How to Flourish by Cultivating Virtues
This post shows you how to develop your own moral and ethical system and explains why you might want to. Most of us know that we are supposed to be moral, but we might not be sure exactly how to be moral. We might even wonder if being moral benefits us. When we don’t have… Continue reading Develop Your Own Moral and Ethical System