Our Loss of Wisdom

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"A wise person knows when and how to: make the exception to every rule, improvise, and use these moral skills in pursuit of the right aims. A wise person is made and not born." Impress upon your learners the importance of leading lives guided by practical wisdom, of avoiding an over-reliance on rules and incentives which Barry Schwartz argues could destroy our desire to do the right thing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros
  • Great lesson for ethics class
  • Additional resources provided for several topics discussed in presentation
Cons
  • Some anecdotes may not feel currently relevant to adolescent viewers
Common Core