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It’s impossible to lead a totally ethical life—but it’s fun to try

You want to do the right thing. But in a world where it often seems impossible to eat, shop, drive, travel, or pretty much do anything without causing some measure of harm to others and the planet, leading an…

  • Ephrat Livni
  • Quartz

It’s true that practically everything we do in life has ethical repercussions.

“Any decision that has an impact on others now or in the future is an ethical choice,” explains ethicist Christopher Gilbert, author of the new book There’s No Right Way To Do the Wrong Thing.

Eph 2bGilbert says it’s useful to consider ethics like a moral ladder. On the lowest rung, you think only of yourself.

Past the middle…

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