Ethics: Right or Wrong?

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Ethics: Right or Wrong?
How does one determine what is wrong or right, good or bad? There is always a distinct right or wrong answer to most questions, except when it comes to ethics. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ethics as “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation” and as “a set of moral principles: a theory or system of moral values” (“ethic,” defs. 1 and 2a). One individual’s ethics may not be the same as another. Their morals, what they were taught, and life experiences all differ and determine what they believe is right or wrong. As one gains experience from different situations in their life, the particulars of the ethics change, but the foundation stays the same.
Dexter Simmons
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If in that clause, Beantown specifically stated to not fabricate who he is or what his job is under any circumstance, Dexter could face the possibility of getting fired. However, since Beantown is a top-tier strategy firm, it would be logical to assume that Beantown is aware of Barresi’s strategy of collecting information from their competitors. If Dexter does not go forth with this project, he risks the possibility of getting terminated from not only the project but from Beantown Consulting as well. Barresi would not be pleased that an intern did not do what he was asked and as Dexter represents Beantown, it would reflect poorly on them as a consulting firm. If Dexter is not breaking any laws or breaching his contract, he should definitely go forward with the research project. Performing this one task will not change Dexter’s view on lying or his morals. It will, however, change the fine points as to what Dexter considers unethical. This circumstance does not cause harm upon anyone nor does it break any laws, therefore it not considered unethical.
Growing up, I was taught never to lie. I looked up to my parents, grandparents, and older sister to guide me on what to do in different situations. I know that lying was never the solution but on the contrary, it could cause more trouble in the future as someone was bound to reveal the truth. Due to my upbringing, I tried to never lie as I felt too guilty and afraid of what would happen if anyone
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