Sometimes ethics are moral value, sometimes it’s a philosophy, but what is ethics? From where does it start? Does it exist? Is it a feeling or a lesson that has to be learned? Where do we find it? Lot of questions arise at the moment you hear this word. Do you have answers to all of these questions?
When you see an incident, your first instinct say “this is wrong” or “yes, this was the right thing” that is ethic because your heart never lies. You always know from your heart that what is right and what is wrong. Now a day’s ethics depends on person to person. If you ask Mr. George Bush – ‘All that violence that you did in Afghanistan, was it right?’; he may say ‘Yes’. If you ask Muntadhar al-Zaidi, he may respond by throwing shoe on face. Ethics depend on situations.
You are an ethical person but sometimes you don’t want get stuck in situations. “You are with your family and saw man covered with blood on road at night, ethics say you should take that person to hospital and call police but will you do so? Maybe not because you don’t want to get stuck in a situation where you or your family suffer.
Society or Individual
Now question arise that how much is it important in society? Its simple ethics is the base of our society. Each one of us together makes a society similarly everyone’s ethics together combines and makes a social ethic. The ethics that are made till today is it possible to follow in 21st generation? No it’s not possible. You work hard in office but for once you didn’t worked up to the mark then will you try to seek in co-workers ideas. Today’s generation is totally confused with ethics because what their parents teach them that is little hard to follow in today’s world. Now world has taken a different path to follow- crime and terrorism. You don’t have anyone’s back now. We are living in situation where corruption is comfort, so ethics are just used to blame anthers.
Ethics builds up with your upbringing. The way, in which anthers have narrated the world to you, your ethics turn out to be that. A child is not born it’s made, so do ethics. Ethics also shows the personality of an individual.
Ethics is also a mirror that tells about the truth of your visions.
You make your decision depending upon your ethics. For some people ethic is a big word with no meaning. Some people ruin their life just by following their ethics. Ethic is everywhere, in everything and people know that what it but not much is to follow it. The ethics is a dying breed like humanity but we can only hope that it will find its way back from where it started. For now ethics is just a philosophy from old people who are trying to teach us that doing something wrong or in a wrong way will always lead to a wrong place.
Written by Avinash Jha