'The Parable of the Sadhu' by Bowen Mccoy: An Analysis of Ethics

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The Parable of the Sadhu by Bowen McCoy Objective The objective of this study is to answer specific questions relating to Bowen McCoy's work entitled "The Parable of the Sadhu" and specifically to examine ethics on both the group and individual level as it is applicable to this situations in McCoy's story. Part I The work of McCoy (2009) states that there is a need to identify a specific set of requirements or characteristics to describe the individual that is ethical in the area of leadership that spans all professions and can be universally applied. McCoy states in his work that the duty to care can be at times complex and such that required actions in remaining aligned to good ethics is often illusive in terms of prioritizing the needs of others and of ourselves. McCoy held that it is "the mistakes we make about purposes and goals that block our moral vision." (2009) According to McCoy his most memorable times in his visit to Nepal were "an invitation to participate in a family funeral ceremony in Manang and some other experience and that his original reason for visiting Nepal, or that of getting over the mountain was less memorable than the unplanned experiences and that this fact resulted in the questioning of the stubbornness of the men to get over the mountain in the first place. The work of McCoy reflects a situation that is impacted by uncontrolled variables such as the melting of the ice and the need to get over the mountain within a specific timeframe and

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