When we know that most of us are aware of decisions that lead to terrible outcomes that have devastated society and we rarely, if ever, heard outrage, then when steps are being taken to make a positive change we constantly hear their outrage;  when we hear from people who once stood for sound values that truly strengthen society but, later, adopt a different stance we need to ask what’s really motivating our fellow citizens? But we also need to continually evaluate our own motives, especially if we’re among those who find ourselves mysteriously changing to a position that finds us abandoning social values that have long served to hold society together. Are we being guided by truly legitimate concerns that are our own or by the emotions of others?

How can we commit to identifying the values and positions that really do help make society better and how can we distinguish these from the positions that tend to tear society apart?