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Personal Ethics Paper

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Personal Ethics Statement
According to Guido, ethics is the branch of philosophy concerned with the evaluation of human action. A broader definition would be that ethics involves the principles or assumptions underpinning the way individuals or groups ought to conduct themselves.
In today’s continuous changing world, the one thing that remains constant for most of us is our personal value system of beliefs, known as ethics. Ethics can also be referred to as morals. Therefore, ethics are those morals that reflect and indicate issues that concern behaviors that are right or wrong and the good and bad habits of individual character. This important standard of beliefs can in most cases ...view middle of the document...

As a child I was taught to be polite and to never use obscenities, that there are many words within the English language that I can use to express myself and this was enforce by family and teachers and I was aware of the consequences of disobeying rules set forth. A core principle that was instilled in me was to always ask for something, but most importantly the value of earning and deserving of getting rewards, that nothing in life that is not earned without hard work and sacrifice. In earning these rewards one can appreciate hard work and know the value of hard work. Another important value taught to me as child is to be willing to share with others and that there is joy and fulfillment in sharing and an appreciation for what you have and not to covet things your neighbors have. I had to learn to appreciate what I had and show that appreciation and that has carried over into my adult life wherein I appreciate gifts and people and I am very thankful for those in my life. I am very careful of the friends I keep as one of the things instilled in me is that the people you surround yourself is a reflection of the person you are.
As I became a teenager, an important lesson I learnt is to never judge others and to always respect the opinion of others and to appreciate these differences as it was makes each of us unique and gives us our individuality. My teen years were not very difficult as the peer pressure that I faced coincides with the values I was thought – not to be promiscuous, use profanities and to choose friends that reflect and adhere to the same principles that I was taught as a child. I went to a high school that was associated with the Anglican (Church of England) and its teachings were based on the Bible and therefore much of what I learnt in my former years were just reinforced in my teen years.
As I leave my adolescent years behind I came to America wherein a lot of the things I was taught was a little different but I came to realize that many of the values that I was taught still applied and should be adhered to even in the workplace as it makes corporation...

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