An ethical dilemma story — we all have them. It’s part of the complexity of the human condition.
Ethics are the rights and wrongs of our conduct — the application of our morality to choices in daily life.
Mom’s wagging finger may be the first sign of our moral instruction, but it’s definitely not the last. Family, community, and society, which are often (but not always) in agreement influence our personal ethic as well.
Of the myriad of choices we make daily, a few red-flag themselves. This was mine.
PS. Want other opportunities to hear an ethical dilemma story? See these from the New York Times (on general topics),the US National Library of Medicine (for general medicine), this 2013 still-applicable article on political ethics, or test your own ethical decision-making skills with these 25 Moral Dilemmas.
Comments, questions, concerns or your own ethical dilemma story? Email the author at JOHaselhoef@gmail.com.
Judy O Haselhoef, a social artist and author of “GIVE & TAKE: Doing Our Damnedest NOT to be Another Charity in Haiti,” blogs regularly at her website, www.JOHaselhoef.com.
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