CHAPTER 7

JUST DO the RIGHT THING

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But what if there are two “right things”?

Have you ever been at a party enjoying a sumptuous meal when someone brings up a controversial subject and wrecks the harmony of the occasion? Guests who were behaving with textbook respect suddenly descend into ferocious attack. Maybe you’ve even been the one to incite such discord. If so, this is a good time to consider why expressing an opinion “honestly” can be a breach of the practice of integrity.

Let’s say you’re passionate about the subject of gun control. You’ve written articles on the subject and appeared on talk shows expressing your strong point of view. ...

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