When you were a child, what actions or accomplishments merited the most praise from your parents, teachers, and other adults? Good grades? Athletic victories? Good behavior? Say the question aloud to yourself. Now, between grades, sports, and behavior, which is the most important? The answer, behavior, should be obvious. In this five-minute course, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin explains how the world can instantly be made a better place: parents, teachers, and adults should reserve praising their children for when they act ethically. Yes, we all value good grades and athletic victories–but if a better world is your main concern, the best vehicle to that is ethical behavior.
The newest course from Prager University.
August 26, 2013 - 10:27 am