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Should We Be A Good Grade?

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From the time we can talk we’re taught the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. We are taught that lying is wrong, while listening to our parents is right. We are taught that by doing what is right we are deemed good, but if caught doing something wrong, we are then considered bad. As we grow older however, the black and white of wrong and right becomes more and more grey, and harder to depict between. Is this wrong if the outcome benefits so many? How can I be doing the right thing when I’m just hurting someone in the end? Most of time these questions are answered based on beliefs: morals. Should I cheat on this test in order to get a good grade? What if I didn’t have the opportunity to study because you have to work every night in order to pay bills and if you don’t get a good grade then you lose your scholarship; is it right then? The answer is neither right nor wrong. The answer, is your answer; it is based off of your morals, your ethics. Scientologist, Raymond Baumhart, asked the question, “What does ethics mean to you?” to a group of business men, and was left with several different answers:
"Ethics has to do with what my feelings tell me is right or wrong." "Ethics has to do with my religious beliefs." "Being ethical is doing what the law requires." "Ethics consists of the standards of behavior our society accepts." "I don 't know what the word means." (“What is Ethics" Issues in Ethics IIE V1 N1 Fall 1987)

Is any of this ethics? They can be derived
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