Tag: ethics

  • Rules are default

    Rules are flawed, but still our default approach. In most societies, the default way to talk about what is right or wrong is through rules and regulations. We have tremendously detailed descriptions about what we think is allowed or not, written down in countless volumes of regulations. While this often proves to be very valuable…

  • Exercise: Make your own ‘good-cloud’

    Exercise: Make your own ‘good-cloud’

    Step 1: Start by making a good-cloud Using a blank sheet of paper, just randomly write down words describing what is worth striving for in work and life in general, much like in the figure of the post ‘Good is a fuzzy concept‘. They don’t have to specifically relate to your preferences, but should reflect…

  • Good is a fuzzy concept

    Good is a fuzzy concept

    Good can be seen in different ways and is therefore hard to recognise or discuss. This post is part of an introduction to the concept of Rosetta. One reason why discussion about what is right or wrong doesn’t always have the effect it deserves is that it is so hard to agree on what good…

  • Introducing Rosetta: Making good more doable by learning to recognise it

    Introducing Rosetta: Making good more doable by learning to recognise it

    ‘Good’ often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. This needs to change. The next couple of months (February – June), my posts will focus on learning to recognise opportunities to do good and avoid bad. To ‘make good more doable‘ (my mission), we should start by focusing our attention on what ‘good’ is, and in…

  • Scared of the dusk

    Scared of the dusk

    We should be working on alternatives to regulation Next to the fact that the amount and complexity of regulation is increasing, there is a risk that it is getting less effective too, making the problem exponentially bigger. If we, as a citizen or employee in a company have more ways to do things and options…

  • Regulation is too complex

    Regulation is too complex

    Asking people to do good simply by complying to regulation is unreasonable Our way to make sure we keep doing the right thing is under pressure. Our society relies heavily on our legal and justice system to make sure people know the rules and follow them. We make ever more complex regulations to govern the…

  • Regulation is in chaos

    Regulation is in chaos

    The amount of regulation is increasing and getting more complex and dynamic You could argue that the world as we see it is getting more complex every day. As a result of internationalisation and information technology we see more of the world every day, and every day we get more connected with it. This obviously…

  • Basic considerations

    Basic considerations

    Asking the right questions on the moments that matter helps to make good more doable. Once we are aware of an opportunity to do good (see previous post), and we have the time to pursue this opportunity, we are ready to consider some key questions that can help us properly recognise good and move on…

  • Triggers for good

    Triggers for good

    We should learn to recognise opportunities to do good If we truly want to be good, we should train ourselves to be triggered when there is opportunity to do good. If indeed, the pathway to good starts with our ability to recognise good, it is crucial that we are aware of the moments in our…

  • Good doubts

    Good doubts

    Doubting is essential to making good more doable It is easy to make the mistake of thinking that being good is all about knowing what is right or wrong. Indeed, it really helps to know this, but it is exponentially more important be able to find out what good is when it is not clear.…