Summary of Choosing the Right Thing to Do

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Choosing the Right Thing to Do book summary
Morals for Dummies.


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Discerning right from wrong can present difficult choices, but author David A. Shapiro tries to cut through the ethical fog to clarify your moral decisions. His thought-provoking, conversational guide to moral choices offers multiple insights. While he acknowledges how difficult ethical decisions can be, he also clearly sets down many ways to understand them and make them, whether they involve personal or professional considerations. The book is readable, not self-righteous or preachy. It simply shines a light on the processes involved in selecting your actions from across a broad right-to-wrong spectrum, and gives a number of real-life examples.getAbstract.comrecommends this book to everyone, because everyday decisions can be more complicated than they look

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why your decisions ultimately are guided by your morals
  • What the seven philosophical theories along the decision-making spectrum are; and
  • Why your decisions shape who you are


Your Moral Legacy
Everyone makes moral choices all day long, day in and day out, every day. What goes into making these choices? Typically, you do the best you can with your experience and the information at hand to make decisions that reflect your values and the kind of person you’d like...
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About the Author

David A. Shapiro is a writer, consultant and curriculum designer who specializes in progressive business and personal development programs. He is co-author of Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life.

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