PQ 9.7 — Am I being asked to participate in, or be complicit in, something I consider dishonest or unethical?

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PQ 9.7 — Am I being asked to ┬áparticipate in, or be complicit in, something I consider dishonest or unethical?

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“I don’t like being negative,” I say. I’ve just finished complaining about something another person did that really bothered me.

“It’s hard having morals,” he says.

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Haters Gonna Hate

“Keep your eye on the intuitions, and don’t take people’s moral arguments at face value. They’re mostly post hoc constructions made up on the fly, crafted to advance one or more strategic objectives.”

-Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion

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