My husband and I have been watching more and more of these TED talks lately and I’ve found another couple that I wanted to share with you. This TED talk is related to moral values and how we are essentially born with a certain set of values. While I don’t necessarily agree with everything that Mr. Haidt concludes, I do love the validation he gives to the thought that all kids are born with a set of ideas. They are NOT born a blank slate. Of course, this reminded me of the basic tenets of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy, which is why I am sharing this with you.

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the five moral values that form the basis of our political choices, whether we’re left, right or center. In this eye-opening talk, he pinpoints the moral values that liberals and conservatives tend to honor most.

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