The media is still flooded with downer articles about people’s struggles to get work and to get decent paying work. It takes extreme persistance and will power in the current economy to find what you need. Even more than that sometimes, you have to re-evaluate, re-assess and try something new. Like the old saying, “The definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing and expect a different outcome.”
America, let’s see that pioneering spirit that keeps going and keeps seeking out new ground! What do you think about being persistant?
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Wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone interacted in ways where the other person was put first and treated with courtesy and politeness? (And think of how much time would be saved and how much more smoothly interactions would go if people acted according to social norms and read directions on web sites….Please make posts ONLY if you posting a quotable, pithy or amusing thought that doesn’t include selling something to unsuspecting members….)
Reading about private equity deals recently started me thinking on the topic of greed. Is it all bad? Or can some level be good? Does it spur people on to create new companies and products? Or does it a negative emotion that brings down humanity?
For some people the keeping within the law is a strategy game where one studies the rules and risks. For others the moral implications are more important. Ethics can be seen as the glue that holds society together- the essential factor that makes it possible for many people to live in close proximity without having war break out (at least that’s the objective). So do we follow the law only as necessary to minimize risk of punishment or to make a coherent workable community?
Strange mix this week studying Steve Jobs’ words of wisdom as well as Kant and the categorical imperative. Tim Cook said that one of the last words of advice Steve Jobs gave was “Just do what’s right.” Kant indicates we should decide what to do based on what would happen if our action was applied universally. If we lie, what will happen if everyone lies? Somehow this seems to me close to Jobs’ advice- do the right thing. Thoughts? Quotes? How to you decide on ethics? Remember- all quotes must be original.