I am working on a system for making ethical decisions
based on perception rather conceptualizing - how we view people and situations rather than what
we think about them. Conceptualizing can distance us from full
understanding of many components of problem situations. Paying attention to how we perceive these
situations and the people involved in them helps us see more clearly with an open heart, which, in my mind is the key to ethical
Specifically, I suggest that viewing people and situations through four “Perceptions that
Work” (compassion, hope, personal responsibility, and humility) leads to optimal ethical decision making.