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10 Practical Lessons from "How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question" by Michael Schur:

While a definitive answer to every moral question is impossible, Schur's book offers a playful and informative exploration of ethics through various philosophical frameworks. Here are 10 potential practical lessons inspired by the book:

Navigating Moral Dilemmas:

1. Embrace the Gray Areas: Avoid simplistic "good" or "bad" labels. Real-world issues rarely have clear-cut answers, so acknowledge complexity and engage in nuanced thinking.

2. Challenge Your Instincts: Don't let gut feelings be your sole guide. Explore counter-arguments and potential unintended consequences before making decisions.

3. Consider Multiple Perspectives: Put yourself in the shoes of others affected by your actions. Empathy and understanding different viewpoints can guide your choices.

Developing Moral Character:

4. Question Everything: Don't blindly accept societal norms or authority figures. 
Develop critical thinking skills to analyze situations and form your own opinions.

5. Live Authentically: Strive to align your actions with your values, even when it's challenging. Authenticity builds trust and fosters integrity.

6. Practice Continuous Learning: Embrace your journey of growth. Be open to new information, challenge your biases, and evolve your understanding of the world.
Living a Meaningful Life:

7. Focus on Contribution: Seek to leave the world a better place than you found it. Contribute positively through your actions, even in small ways.

8. Embrace Personal Responsibility: Understand the impact of your choices on others and the environment. Act with a sense of accountability and ethical consideration.

9. Find Joy in the Process: Don't solely focus on achieving perfection. Enjoy the journey of learning, exploring, and making informed decisions.

10. Embrace the Absurd: Accept that life and morality can be messy and paradoxical. Find humor and meaning even in the face of uncertainty.

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