Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

How Did I Live Today?

Thomas Shanks, S.J., Ph.D., Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, recommends that everyone ask themselves these five questions at the end of the day.

  • Did I practice any virtues (e.g., integrity, honesty, compassion)?

  • Did I do more good than harm?

  • Did I treat others with dignity and respect?

  • Was I fair and just?

  • Was my community better because I was in it? Was I better because I was in my community?

Also, you may want to read "Everyday Ethics", an article written by the Center's Executive Director Thomas Shanks, Ph.D. and published in Issues in Ethics.

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