Finding Direction: The Model of Moral Growth and Moral Decay 2.0.1

The questions of moral Growth and moral Decay come down to us through the ages as well as through our human sense of inner harmony and inner dissonance.  Yet passing on an ethical perspective does not happen by accident.  Each generation must choose to pass on these questions as well as a belief in ethical Growth to the next generation.  No learning is permanent – all must be deliberately passed on.  If we leave this responsibility to advertisers or demagogues, Decay and rot are set free to create a plague of moral infection.  When a generation loses focus on the questions that make tomorrow healthy, the people, the entire nation, and the human and natural world suffer.

Phyllis Ballata

Without Words We Cannot Think

“We can be ethical only in relation to something we can see, feel, understand, love, or otherwise have faith in.”  Aldo Leopold (1887-1948), “The Land Ethic”


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