Toward an improved society—what we can do

A Society where everyone treats everyone else with respect—with consideration and courtesy—would certainly be the kind of society we would all want to live in. There would be no crime, racial tension, ethnic strife, or even family squabbles. Can we possibly move in that direction? There are hopeful signs that we can. One of these signs in the United States and in some other countries is the rising public interest in teaching more about values to children in the schools.

Recent articles in newspapers and magazines on the subject of character education in schools have brought out the point that core values—such as honesty, respect, integrity, trust, self-discipline, commitment—are as important as high academic standards in preparing students to be responsible citizens who will contribute significantly to the betterment of society.

Collective choice without passion
May 8, 1995

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