Ethics Is a very complex web of what is right and wrong as a route to living life In our own Justifiable terms. When I think about what ethics means to me, I do not really consider government regulations, religious beliefs, or social norms. I don’t consider government regulations in the sense that I have grown up to be shaped by them but now as a cognizant being I can realize that I do not agree with a significant proportion of them and do not hold complete faith in the system.
I am not religious and although I have attended church services and taken some theology courses I do to feel the need for its teachings to guide me at this point. Social norms, well, I feel that this is obviously self-explanatory, but if you don’t know me all that well, then let’s just say that I see a lot of negative Influences on our society.
I cannot say that the systems stated earner have not shaped my beliefs but knowledge has guided me to pick and choose what I believe is sensible and just. How do I make decisions about what is right or wrong? Well, I take previous experiences and judge from that point.
I make moral and ethical decisions based on knowledge I gained in an ethics course of unman nature: sentient beings are not means to an end but an end In and of themselves, to treat them as anything else is to treat them as something other than what they are.
I think many things can be Judged ethically by the outcomes they (would) produce. These are the basis of how our social systems were founded. It Is the outcomes, or possible outcomes, that allow us to understand what Is ethical. That is how we decide whether to act. Putting ourselves in the situation we are encountering can allow us to understand our feelings about the matter.
At which mint our feelings can guide us on the path of right and wrong. I Judge right and wrong by what I believe Is good and bad from previous life experiences; and all of It Is completely subjective. Dictionary. Com states that ethics Is “that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions. ” This is the way I think of ethics, as right and wrong, good and bad, as a personal system of beliefs. I feel that it Is simply being a DOD person, a humanitarian.
I think, unless psychologically unstable, that people know what is right and wrong from the outcomes produced. I believe ethics is a moral code, which is to say that I feel everyone should help each other, to not harm one another. And to help ourselves by helping those around us. Although. I do make opinions about people based on my personal morals and ethics, I can also understand that I take my personal beliefs to a certain extreme and cannot expect people to adhere to them all. It is a pyramid of guidance, in which not being at the pop doesn’t mean that a person Is not ethical.
Therefore unless they are doing something “unjust”, I do not look down on people for not doing all the things that meet the type of person I strive to be. This is a hard question because I doubt I can every fully explain my perspective on ethics. So I will keep it simple, while unfortunately leaving too many gaps, My personal view of ethics Is to understand what Is moral, fair, and Just and to strive to be that person everyday even though It will unlikely ever be obtained. I feel like I should delete this and start over but I know.