Written by David Brooks and published by The New York Times on September 12, 2011, “If It Feels Right” analyzes a study conducted by sociologist Christian Smith about young people's moral lives. The results of the study indicate that young Americans are “bad… at thinking and talking about moral issues” and that they lead their lives with an individual moral compass instead of thinking more broadly about a “shared moral framework.” Brooks' article elicits questions about morality, values, motives, individualism, youth and whether it makes sense to have “what feels right” guide our moral decisions and lives.
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