At best, a lack of commitment to honesty will damage your reputation and all of your relationships, at worst it can destroy them.
The Ethicist and the Speeding Ticket
The Ethicist’s take on seeking your day in court when you know you are guilty. A civic virtue or dodging responsibility?
The Ethics of Calling the Police, according to the NY Times
An employee stole money from me and I think he is going to steal again, should I call the police? The NY Times Ethicist’s answer might surprise you.
VIII: Respect the Property of Others
Don’t get comfortable with the legal definition used to charge a thief, there are many ways to steal apart from this.
Handle With Care
The problem with trying to keep all the balls in the air – something will eventually come crashing down. What can you drop?
VII: Protect Your Family
A commitment to marital fidelity is the most significant way you can protect your family.
VI: Respect All Human Life
The sixth principle to “Respect all Human Life” is all about adjusting your perspective to give no lesser status to anyone based on race, gender, age or anything else.
V: Honor Age and Experience
The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.
Lyman Bryson (1888-1959)
IV: Pursue a Balanced Life (one last thing)
The benefits from properly ordering work and rest have been recognized from the beginning of time so why is it still such a struggle?
The Ten Ancient Principles
It would be a mistake to recognize and benefit from these truths without recognizing the author, but there is value in it either way. That’s the truth about truth, it is true because it is, not because of where it comes from.