171 Grappling with the Gray - Rabbi Yonason Goldson

The Go-Giver Podcast

Feb 16 2021 • 25 mins

Ethics, Relationships, Business, Morality, Decisions


Deep within our hearts, we always know what the right thing to do is, don’t we? Or do we? We’ll look at that in our Thought of the Day. And in our interview segment, Rabbi Yonason Goldson joins us with some ancient wisdom that will help us to navigate through those often gray areas that life sets before us. That and more on today’s show.

Bob’s Thought of the Day

We’ll explore:

  • Some examples of what are known as “moral dilemmas.”
  • An example of an ethical dilemma from the book, Grappling with the Gray.

Interview with Rabbi Yonason Goldson

You’ll discover:

  • Why it’s not always about knowing what the right thing to do is.
  • The purpose of study: to learn how to think in an ethical way.
  • The difference between the ethical and the legal.
  • Why we are sometimes resistant to do the right things.
  • Why compliance can be the enemy of ethics.
  • The importance of refining yourself so you can consistently do the right things.
  • Why relationships are the bedrock of success in every aspect of our lives.

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  • “There’s no app for being ethical.”~ @yonasongoldson #ethics
  • “It’s not a question of always knowing what the right thing to do is. It’s knowing how to approach complex situations and do the best we can to get to the most equitable and ethical resolution.”~ @yonasongoldson #ethics
  • “Legal is not necessarily the same as ethical. The last refuge of unethical is … ’But it’s not illegal.’”~ @yonasongoldson #ethics

Interview Links

Rabbi Goldson’s website

Grappling with the Gray: An Ethical Handbook for Personal Success and Business Prosperity by Rabbi Yonason Goldson

Proverbial Beauty: Secrets for Success and Happiness From the Wisdom of the Ages by Rabbi Yonason Goldson

Rabbi Goldson’s blog

The Rabbi & The Shrink Podcast

Rabbi Goldson’s speaking page

Rabbi Goldson’s TEDx Talk

Ethical Masterclass Series

Connect with Rabbi Goldson on LinkedIn

Connect with Rabbi Goldson on Facebook

Follow Rabbi Goldson on Twitter

Follow Rabbi Goldson on Instagram

Follow Rabbi Goldson on TikTok

Rabbi Goldson’s YouTube channel


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