Why do we require externally imposed rules?

April 13, 2014

Why is it that we need to run an experiment to know that modeling generous behavior in a way that shows it to be the usual and normal thing to do has a positive influence on children?

I was reading “Raising a Moral Child,” by Adam Grant, in The New York Times.

It sometimes looks to me as if we have made a big business of misleading people (for example, by promoting a culture of material success that slides into greed and selfishness) and then providing experts to try to lead us back.

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5 Responses to “Why do we require externally imposed rules?”


  1. Think that is bad? Think about prosperity evangelism … god wants you to be rich!


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