2Robert J. Samuelson Opinion Writer “We face a choice between a society where people accept modest scarifies for common good or a more contentious society where groups selfishly protect their own benefits.”Contentiouscon·ten·tiousAdjective/kənˈtenCHəs/1. Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.2. Involving heated argument.
3Smooth Refreshing H2OYou are holding your favorite drink, an ice cold bottle of water from Valley Ranch. It is a warm day and you enjoy the smooth, refreshing feeling water gives. You go for one more cool down swallow. You are only disappointed as it is empty! Ugh!
4What do you do with the bottle? Throw it on the groundPut it in the trash canRecycle it ASAP
5SELFISH INDIVIDUALIST! A. Throw it on the groundSELFISH INDIVIDUALIST!Booo! If caught, you maybe subject to a fine by the laws.
6SELFISH INDIVIDUALIST! Creating problems for our posterity B. Put it in the trash canYeah…your not littering!Wait! Booo…you are filling up our landfillsSELFISH INDIVIDUALIST!Creating problems for our posterityWhat is the common good? What is happening here?
8C. Recycle it ASAPYeah! You are helping for the common good of our environment. Yes? No?
9What exactly is Common Good? Work that benefit all people.Accessible and affordable public health care?
10Your Job Read the article the Common Good Highlight Developed by Manuel Velasquez, Claire Andre, Thomas Shanks, S.J., and Michael J. MeyerThis article appeared originally in Issues in Ethics V5 N2 (Spring 1992)HighlightThesis statements and big main ideas inSupporting ideas inSpecific examples inThis another way to become a better reader and writer!YellowGreenPink