Ethics : Ethics And Ethics

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Ethics Today
LeAnne Roberson
Antelope Valley College

Ethics Today
When asked about ethics, some people may say, they are personal feelings that tell me what is right from wrong. One might also say, my ethics are in line with my moral values. The statements seem to contradict each other. This leaves us wondering, what are morals, and what are ethics. Which statement is correct? Are either of the statement correct? Are your ethics in line with moral values, or does it have to do with your feelings of right and wrong? There seems to be a bit of confusion about the two, so we must now look into what exactly, morals and ethics are.
Morals are defined by Merriam-Webster as; relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior. When we
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One issue lies in the fact that not everyone is in agreement on what is right and wrong, and can be as different, as people are individual. I do not want to minimize the fact that not all ethics are in the best interest for society. In some cases, the ethics may align with a person or groups moral values or beliefs, which may be harmful to others.
There is general confusion when everyday people are asked about ethics and morals. This is mostly because the terms are often used interchangeably, but they are in fact different. As we see from above ethics refer to rules provided externally, and morals refer to an individual’s principles of wrong and right.
Here are two scenarios where strong ethic and moral values are involved. The first is an example where ethical and moral values are used in the decision making process. The second ethical and moral values are not used in the decision making process.
There was a time when my mother was out of town and we needed to do grocery shopping. My father didn’t like to grocery shop, so he drove my older sister and I to the store, gave us the cash and we went in to pick up the items, while he sat in the car and read the newspaper. At the time my sister was about 20 or so, she was a college student home for the summer. At this point in her education my parents were no longer paying her tuition. She had a couple of odd jobs in the town she went to
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