The Etiquette of ethics
Updated: Apr 30, 2020
I’m revisiting my interview with Denise Griffitts on her podcast, Your Partner in Success. Denise is an oasis of calm and quiet reason in a sea of noise and confusion. Here are a few excerpts from our conversation.
When we live ethical lives and create ethical communities, that’s how we become truly rich.
People don’t complain because they’re unhappy; they’re unhappy because they complain. We don’t like listening to other people complain, so what’s it like for us listening to ourselves complain.
Etiquette means having the social sensitivity to know what’s proper and when.
When we behave in a way that’s upbeat, pleasant, and ethical, then we encourage those around us to up their game and hold themselves to a higher standard.
We need boundaries to keep us civil. Keeping ethical sensitivity is what keeps us fully human.
It’s easy to preach to the choir. How do I express what I want to say in a way that people who don’t agree with me might hear my message?
When we only surround ourselves with people who think like us, then we never have the opportunity to discover what the other side is saying. And then we aren’t balanced in our own thinking.