How Far Can Our Ethics Take Us?

Sylvia Anyaka Written by Sylvia Anyaka · 2 min read >

As human beings we should be able to adopt been ethics in our way of leaving, this would help use to be guided in our activities and to enable us to leave an upright life as well. When an individual is said to be doing things in the right manner even when other people are doing it wrongly, standing up for the truth even when its going to lead to a huge consequence.

What is Ethics?

Ethics can be defined as the moral principles that govern a person’s behavior, involves one having an upright behavior and doing what is right. Ethics is based on well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. Ethics has to do with a lot of things that concerns us eg.

“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

A lot of people pay attention to ethics when going about their daily activities by doing what is right in their own little circles work, church, school, and social groups by also leading by examples and not letting the things of the world stop them from doing the right things and standing up for the truth when its needed. These set of people try their possible best to represent following qualities Integrity, Honesty, Fairness, Values etc. I am one person that never saw the need to be ethical because I always saw it in the light of “This is Nigeria’ so I will also do whatever people do in anywhere or in any situation I find myself, but coming to Lbs. I found out that the need to be ethical In our everyday life was very important and necessary. Basic questions we ask ourselves e.g.

Why is Leaving an ethical life important?

Ethical values e.g., honesty, trustworthiness, responsibility help guide us along a pathway to deal moreeffectively with ethical dilemmas by eliminating those behaviours that do not conform to our sense of right and wrong and our best rational interests without sacrificing others.

Ethical values help us reduce stress as people by wasting less time on things that don’t add value to our lives at individual.

Big Question?

How far can ethics take us?

I have come to realize that in our society today, Ethics has been neglected and we find ourselves during the wrong things because its what is accepted in our environment. Ethics helps to understand and see life not just from the short-term point of view but makes us understand that whatever decisions we take now as individuals will neither make us better persons nor reduce our value as individuals. I have come to realize that ethics takes us and our names very far than we can even imagine .A pure example of a leader even in death who her ethical behavior has taken far is Dr Dora Akunyili she is one woman that her ethical behavior has taken far even in death she is always an example to the younger generation presently  and till generations to come .So when ever you are faced with a decision to make always be ethical because picking the decision to be unethical wont take you as far as Dr Dora Akunyili has come.

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