“Judy, by all means you should ask all people to do better. But you must realize that some people are not in a position to take action. Yes we can talk about it. We can even complain about it. But when it comes down to it, many of us are powerless to crusade for this
“If I don’t fix it, I’ll just lie to you; that way you’ll feel okay,” he said. Lie? The mother looked at her son without an expression. She didn’t know which emotion she should lead with — disappointment, incredulity, or anger…. So, she laughed. She didn’t raise him to lie. She had raised him
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.