Being a good citizen is a learned behaviour, according to a guest lecturer at Illinois State University this week. Bill Grace says as people invest time and effort into creating a better society, they become the beneficiaries. He says that extends to voting in a moral way, but says morality started getting a bad rap in the 1980's:
Grace says imposing morality is a bad idea, and counter to the civilized exchange of views. He says respect, humility and self confidence in the proper mix breed the same qualities in others. Grace is the author of the book, "Sharing the Rock," and founded Center for Ethical Leadership in 1991. He's on campus this week talking about leadership and civic engagement as part of ISU's American Democracy Project.
Bill Grace disusses the current need for another age of enlightenment:
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