What Makes the Difference?

(This psychological poem can also be used as a guess game. )

What are people with moral principles called who try to solve problems and conflicts  …

– through deliberation?a virtuous person,

– through discussion with others?a good citizen,

– through violence?a terrorist,

– through deceit?a demagogue,

– through bowing down to others?a blind follower of demagogues.

What makes the difference?

Answer: Their moral competence, that is, their ability to solve problems and conflicts on the basis of moral principles, but through thinking and discussion, instead of through violence, deceit, and bowing down to others.

Reference: Lind, G. (2016). How to teach morality. Promoting deliberation and discussion, reducing violence and deceit. Berlin: Logos.


(Dieses psychologische Gedicht kann auch als Ratespiel genutzt werden.)

Was macht den Unterschied?

Wie werden Leute mit Moralprinzipien genannt, die Probleme und Konflikte durch Mittel zu lösen versuchen wie…

  • durch Abwägen? — Tugendhafte Personen

  • durch Diskutieren mit Anderen? — Gute Bürger

  • durch Gewalt? — Terroristen

  • durch Täuschung? — Demagogen

  • durch Unterwerfung unter Andere? — Blinde Anhänger von Demagogen.

Was macht den Unterschied?

Anwort: Ihre Moralkompetenz, das ist ihre Fähigkeit, Probleme und Konflikte auf der Basis moralischer Prinzipien, aber durch Denken und Diskussion zu lösen, statt durch Gewalt, Betrug oder Unterwerfung unter Andere.

Literatur: Lind, G. (2015). Moral ist lehrbar. Berlin: Logos.

(If you have a version of this poem in another language, you can add it as a comment.)

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