Cultural Values

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Cultural values, personal ethics, and morality are all topics that usually have a different meaning for every individual. My personal ethics, morality, and cultural values have developed throughout the many life lessons that I have learned in my 29 years of life. I can still remember a specific Saturday afternoon at my grandparents' house. I was sitting on my grandpa's lap watching the Dodger game. In between innings my grandfather asked me the question, "Aaron it is time you learn about values and ethics. I want you to grow up to be an upstanding citizen and not a society reject." While at that moment I was a little unsure of what my grandfather was talking about, over the next few years it was moments like those that I began to…show more content…
The basic things like, do not steal, do not commit murder, love your enemy, do not commit adultery, and many other lessons, were a result of the lessons I learned as a Christian. These values are especially applied in my personal and family life. However, they do carry over into my business practices as well. I also try to set a very good example to my employees. I try to practice what I preach to the best of my abilities. Though I am not perfect, I feel that my employees have a firm grasp on the ethical and moral values that I as a boss require of them. I know that in the business world if I cheat and steal that at first it might be a quick way to make a few extra bucks; however, in the long run what goes around comes around. There is the old saying that cheaters never prosper. I definitely believe in that saying whole-heartedly. The lessons I have learned from reading the bible have definitely helped me develop a strong sense of ethics and morals. Another source of my ethical values would be from my educational career. Whether it be from elementary school, high school, or college, there were always lessons of morality, ethics, and good values to be learned. However, while attending the University of Phoenix, a whole new door opened for me. There were actual classes that focused on ethical issues. Theses classes led to interesting discussion that really broadened my
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