Finding Direction: Prologue 1.0.2
In our work, in our organizations, in our businesses, and in our governments, we need to ask questions: “What is our goal?” “What are we doing?” “Why are we doing this?” “Is what we are choosing actually leading to the goal?” and “Is the goal right, good, important, or just – for whom?”
Asking these questions helps us to live as though there will be a tomorrow. When we spend some time dissecting our choices and their consequences, we can discover what we really want in our personal lives and in the groups that we belong to. What are the actual possibilities for behavior and action? What are the actual consequences – short term and long term? These discoveries may be useful or disconcerting or both.
Living As Though There Is a Tomorrow, Creating the Future by Choice Using Reason, Duty, Love, and Belief argues for making consciously ethical choices.
Without Words We Cannot Think
“Wanting good government in their states, they first established order in their own families; wanting order in the home, they first disciplined themselves.” Confucius (551-479 BCE), The Great Digest