There are trade-offs that each person must consider in making choices—about personal popularity, health, family relations, and education, for example—that often have lifelong consequences.
Learning Goal 2
One common aspect of all social trade-offs pits personal benefit and rights of the individual, on one side, against the general social good, on the other.
For Grades: 9-12
Learning Goal 1
Benefits and costs of proposed choices include consequences that are long-term as well as short-term, and indirect as well as direct. The more remote the consequences of a personal or social decision, the harder it usually is to take them into account in considering alternatives. But benefits and costs may be difficult to estimate.