These six core ethical values form the foundation of all Josephson Institute programs and materials.
A chapter of the Institute’s Making Ethical Decisions booklet provides a more detailed discussion of the Six Pillars.
•Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do
• Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation
• Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country
•Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences
• Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others
• Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements
•Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying!
• Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences
• Be accountable for your choices
•Play by the rules • Take turns and share
• Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly
•Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care
• Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
•Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate
• Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote
• Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules
• Respect authority • Protect the environment