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QOTD: To have a right to do a thing…

“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
— G. K. Chesterton

Otherwise known as, the entire point of ethics class summed up in one succinct sentence.

OK, so maybe ethics class was to teach us how to tell the difference.

I miss that class. It was actually one of my favorite journalism classes (ranking just behind print beat reporting and just before feature writing and news design). It was also one of the most challenging because, as Jan would always tell us, there was “no fence sitting.” It definitely prepared me to situations I later ran into and will surely run into in the future.

One Response to “QOTD: To have a right to do a thing…”

  1. Tara Pringle Says:

    Hmm…my favorite JMC class? Probably Feature Writing. I thought I’d hate RPA, but I don’t. It’s not half bad. I loved Mag Design, too. Ah, to be a senior….