Here’s your chance to get guidance from The Good Men Project on the tough questions you face every day in your personal and professional lives.
Making decisions is hard work. Making ethical decisions is even harder, especially when news of what we decide can travel around the world in nanoseconds as tweets, status updates, and other forms of insta-embarrassment on a global scale.
The dictionary defines ethics as the moral principles that govern a person’s or group’s behavior. Ethics are the baseline rules that guide our conduct in all our personal and professional pursuits—business, sports, academic studies, social activities, and platonic and romantic relationships. When we feel queasy about a decision or an action—ours or someone else’s—it’s usually because we’re wondering if it’s ethical (even if we’re not thinking of that word), and whether we should step in and stop ourselves or call the other person out on the questionable behavior. Ethical questions are the ones that keep us up all night, or wake us with a start at 4:00 in the morning.
While many of our articles confront and offer guidance on ethical questions, they often do it indirectly—through story, modeling, or informal advice. “Let’s Talk Ethics” will take your quandaries, dilemmas, and perplexing situations and address them head on, as best we can, employing the minds of The Good Men Project‘s thinkers and writers. You can then make your own choices, armed with our best expertise.
So send us your questions, please. We’re here and ready to help you navigate the ethics challenges you face every day.
Here’s how to send your questions to “Let’s Talk Ethics”:
Email your questions to [email protected]. Let us know if you would like us to use your full name, first name only, or anonymous. If you do not specify, we will use first name only. Please provide a brief, one to two paragraph summary of the situation you are facing, and spare us your life history. If we decide to publish your question and our response, we will inform you of the publication date. If you do not receive a response from us, it means your question was not accepted for publication.
Disclaimer: Not all questions will be published. The opinions expressed in “Let’s Talk Ethics” do not constitute professional advice. The Good Men Project assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any actions taken by, or reactions that ensue from, anyone following the recommendations in the answers.