4th IB-Week – Principled – 04.06.

“We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.”

“All good intentions have already been noted. Now it is only necessary to realize them.” Blaise Pascal

As a mathematician, Blaise Pascal sought in the world of abstract symbolic logic, mathematics, definite rules and laws. These should offer him and humanity certainty, predictability and support. To the uncomfortable gray area of ​​the unpredictable and indefinable, Pascal invented the theory of probability. Thus, the unpredictable should become at least a little more predictable and determinable.

To get along in life, to develop, we need principles; otherwise, we will fail in all conflicts, in all solutions of problems.

The IB program emphasizes universal values ​​and makes them a reference for our doings. He highlights sincerity, honesty, fairness and respect for the dignity and rights of others. The IB program aims to convey subjective and objective motivation, to connect internal motivation with external motivation, and thus emphasizes the simultaneous duty of responsibility for ourselves and others as supreme principles.

These principles should be regarded by your children, as future leaders, as “higher values”: credibility is essential for leaders; we are more likely to follow authentic people who stand by what they say, and who carry out what they announce. They not only follow their own principles but are also guided by the principles of their organization, of the enterprise in which they are involved. Authenticity stirs up trust, which is essential for every leader.

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