Personal Ethics : An Ethical Person? Cheating On Taxes, Exams, Relationships

948 Words Mar 1st, 2015 4 Pages
Personal Ethics:
What does it mean to be an ethical person? Cheating on taxes, exams, relationships, etc., seems to be rampant. Is this a problem? Why or why not?
Personal ethics is the generally accepted principles or practices of right and wrong governing the conduct of individuals. To be simple, personal ethnic is the internal guide that tells us what is right and wrong. They drive our actions and emotions on o daily basis. Some people may be appearing similar set of personal ethics, but some people may have completely different sets. There are five major influences of personal ethics are: family influences (people), religious beliefs (religion), culture, experience (law), and internal personal reelection (philosophy). On the other hand, a value is a principle, standard or quality considered worthwhile or desirable, as in fairness, honesty, truthfulness. An ethical person is one who acts out of a common code of acceptable behavior either based on values of family, religious values, common law and his or her moral code. To be simple, if you are an ethical person, your values are high. You are moral person. You are virtuous (honesty, loyalty, trustworthiness, kindness, bravery). Cheating on taxes, exams, relationships, etc., seems to be rampant. In the USA alone, tens of millions of people cheat on their primary relationship partners. Cheating is very, very common. Most of the time when people cheat, they hide it from their partners, and they usually succeed in doing…
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