Personal Values and Ethics Essay

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Personal Values and Ethic Standards
Values and ethics are one of the most important characteristic of an individual. They basically define who we are and what we believe. There are many factors that determine our values and ethics. Culture, religion, and many other factors affect our beliefs. Many times are values and ethics can clash with different people who hold different views and beliefs. This doesn't mean our values or ethics are wrong it just means we think differently than others. Most people have a good sense of ethics and values. Knowing between right and wrong is a good foundation to practicing good ethics and morals.
How we develop ethics and values starts from the time we are born and mostly developed by the people were
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I find this true still today. I remember most of my teachers working hard to help me do well in school. They showed a passion that seems to lack in teachers today. My teachers helped me develop good work habits and studying hard to obtain good grades. I figured that if they spent that much effort with me I could do my part and work hard to finish my work. This habit has stayed with me through out my life so far. I was fortunate enough to have a family, extended family, and teachers who took the time to teach good ethics and values. Without their guidance I don't know how I would be today, it is hard to say but I could be the same or I could be very different.
Today I used the basic principles I was taught and learned as a child to make choices and judgments today. In the decision making process I use today I still think about my values and ethics. First I try to have all of the information possible about any decision making that I need to do. Having all of the information is critical to making a proper choice. I listen to others points of views and try to understand them and respect them. Then like I learned earlier in life, is this decision ethical and moral according to me. Will this decision cause harm to others? Are there legal implications to this decision? Is this decision within policy guidelines? There are many factors that affect my decision making process but they are based on my personal values and
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