Balancing Joy, Compassion and Idealism
|Posted by Stephen Crilly on 31 March, 2011 at 11:09||comments ()|
The virtue of Joy (or Joyfulness) encompasses those things that we do for entertainment and pleasure. For some, it might be a devotion to sports. For others, it could be socializing, engaging in some activity of interest, or even shopping. The virtue of Joy also includes bringing Joy to others.
The virtues of Compassion and Idealism include those things that we do to assist others in need. Living a virtue-balanced life requires a balance among these virtues. A virtue-balanced life is where true happiness is found and where one can find the doorway to enlightenment.
|Posted by Stephen Crilly on 17 March, 2011 at 14:39||comments ()|
The article from The Huffington Post (March 17, 2011) linked below leads to Ethisphere’s list of the 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Having an awareness of the companies on the list is part of encouraging higher standards of corporate ethics. The subject of business ethics has its foundation in principles of balanced-virtue. With continuing grass roots pressure, business ethics can evolve toward even higher standards. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/microsoft-most-ethical-company_n_837003.html
Direct link to Ethisphere list: http://ethisphere.com/2011-worlds-most-ethical-companies/
Virtues on the Global Scale
|Posted by Stephen Crilly on 1 March, 2011 at 16:38||comments ()|
I would highly recommend listening to Naomi Klein’s talk “Addicted to Risk” recorded at TEDWomen (Dec. 2010). It is about 20 minutes. Her talk is an excellent analysis of the recklessness of some leadership in business and government. Her talk is in essence a call for greater balance in certain virtues: moderation (as opposed to greed); confidence (as opposed to hubris and overconfidence); foresight (as opposed to a lack thereof); optimism (as opposed to overoptimism); excellence (as opposed to a lack thereof); and wisdom (as opposed to ignorance).
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