Yesterday’s post was atypical for this blog. It was about public policy and not professional development. But my blog, though not as noteworthy as Seth Godins, gets a good number of hits every day. And I believe that ethics play a major role in professionalism. Someone who won’t stand for anything is not worth his/her earnings.
Not saying you have to take a political stance. But take a stance. If you don’t believe kids should be sold into slavery, do something. If you believe racism is a cancer in this country, work to eradicate it. If you have a following on social media, speak words against what you feel to be evil and take actions that reflect that school of thought.
You’re a human being who is in a profession. The profession is secondary. Don’t lose what makes you human: Your sense of right and wrong and your voice to speak out against those wrongs.
Make humanity a priority.