Need help constructing an ethical framework for yourself?

 Most people want to be ethical, and actually are ethical, but still feel like they struggle with ethics. It doesn't have to be that way. 

I get the impression when I talk to people, that they feel like they need permission to think about ethics, to discuss ethics, or to apply ethics in their lives. I spend a lot of my time, giving people permission to be explicitly ethical.

When I wrote my first book, The Humanist Approach to Happiness, my mother asked me if I really wanted the book to be explicitly humanist. After all, I did not want to proselytize.  (   I told her that I did because I felt that it would be dishonest to talk about Humanist ethics without being explicit about where the ethics I hold come from and more importantly why.

My goal was never to convince people to become Humanists. Instead, I hoped by sharing my ethical reasoning, it would help them consider their own. Do they agree? Or not? If they don't agree, what do they think a more ethical solution would be?  

By being open about my own ethical thinking, I give permission to others to be open about their ethical thinking, even if it is different from mine.

If this is an area you struggle with, let me help you.  Often, just reading about others ethical thoughts, helps you think, do I agree or not. Once you do that, you become aware of your own ethical thinking and you can more actively start applying it to your decision making processes in all areas of your life.

I've already mentioned my book: 

But really, any book about the Humanist philosophy will do.

I also offer a variety of ethical life skills programs. I recommend Living Made Simpler as an indepth 6 hour program to really take you step by step through how the philosophy can be applied to every day life.  -

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