Friday, September 26, 2008

The Nice versus The Good

As someone who has spent a fair amount of time on campuses over the past 20 years, I am happy to report that today's gifted students are, for the most part, nice. They are not racist, sexist or homophobic. They want to be generous to those who are less fortunate. They say please and thank you.

But being nice is not being good. Living a nice life is not living a good life. One of the special tasks in the education of the gifted is to steep them in the study of what good means--good as it applies to virtue, and as a way of thinking about how to live a human life.

Read the rest of Charles Murray's article here.

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