3. Your Moral Compass

As we’ve just seen, nearly all of us have an inborn “talent” to be moral. But talent is never enough. Think of the major league baseball teams who spend fortunes on rookies and then send them off to farm teams for a few years to hone their skills. Professional ball players begin with baseball intelligence, but they must train hard to turn their baseball intelligence into on-the-field baseball competence. So they practice technical skills such as batting or pitching, along with nontechnical skills such strategy, judgment, and emotional composure. Why do they work so hard? Because they want to satisfy their goals and desires. Maybe they like winning, or money, or adulation, or they love playing the game. Successful ball players ...

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