2.2 “The Golden Rule”


Module 1: Self-Reflection

  • Introduction to Ideas
  • Discussing ideas you disagree with
  • Personality affects your thinking
  • “The Education Vacation”

Module Two: Becoming Challenged

  • Who owns you?
  • “The Golden Rule”
  • “The Messed Up Market”

Module Three: Practicing Thinking

  • “The Miraculous Pencil”
  • “The Food Truck Fiasco”
  • “The Law”
  • “The Fate of the Future”
  • “Their Spectacular Show Business”
  • “The Search for Atlas”
  • “The Creature from Jekyll Island”
  • “The Road to Surfdom”

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Lesson Objectives

Intellectual Integrity
holding ourselves to the same standards we hold others.

Confidence in Reason
Reject coercion and manipulation as means of persuasion

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Question of the Week

Why is the Golden Rule so important to a free society?

Question templates:

WHO is ___ about? (Who is it not about?)
WHAT does ____ mean? (What does it not mean?)
WHEN does ____ matter? (When does it not apply?)
WHERE does ____ apply? (Where does it not apply?)
WHY should I care about ____? (Why should I not care?)
HOW does ____ work? (How does is not work)


WHO is golden rule about? (Who is it not about?)
WHAT does golden rule mean? (What does it not mean?)
WHEN does golden rule matter? (When does it not matter?)
WHERE does golden rule apply? (Where does it not apply?)
WHY should I care about golden rule? (Why should I not care?)
HOW does golden rule work? (How does is not work)

Make this list three times using a different word for each list.


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