8th IB Week – Principled – 09/30

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 the maxims have already been written. All that remains is to put them into practice. ”Blaise Pascal

As a mathematician, Blaise Pascal sought in the logical symbolic abstraction of the world, mathematics, definitive rules and laws. These should offer him and man certainty, predictability and support. For the uncomfortable gray area of ​​the unpredictable and indefinable, Pascal invented probability theory. This should make it at least a little more predictable and determinable.

To get along well in life, to be able to grow, we need principles; otherwise, we will fail in every conflict, every solution to a problem.

The IB program represents very universal values ​​and promotes them as a reference for our actions; among them, honesty, justice and respect for the dignity and rights of others. These principles should be considered  “superior values” by your children as future leaders.  

Credibility is also essential for leaders; we are more likely to follow authentic people who stand up for what they say, and do what they advertise. Leaders not only follow their own principles, but they are also guided by the principles of their organization, the enterprise in which they work.

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