A Journey Without Direction Case Study

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A Journey Without Direction The world runs on a set of unwritten rules; these rules are always present so much so that people tend to lose the ability to define them. This set of rules differs from society to society slightly however they generally are similar throughout the world. These unwritten rules known as ethics shape how humans treat one another. Why should we as humans follow rules that are nothing more than a societal mold for how we should act. If it is not illegal to ignore someone is pain or trouble why should ethics, then lead us to help that person. Ethics should be followed because with ethics comes a steadfast moral compass for everyone in a society, a beneficial society for all who follow its path and the self-worth of an …show more content…
This thought process leads people into a fabricated reality within their own mind and challenges them to look at the bigger picture. While some choose to ignore this fact, most people can agree that if you do not want something done to you then you should not commit that same act on someone else. Michael Gazzaniga a professor of psychology states “[i]n short, there seem to be common subconscious mechanisms that are activated in all members of our species in response to moral challenges” which cause people to act in an instant using everything that person has learned from both his morals and societies ethics (Gazzaniga 421). It is a person’s morals that allows someone to choose right instead of wrong when no one will find out or is watching. A person’s past experiences along with how a person was raised all attribute to the blueprint of that person’s morals. How does ethics affect one person’s outlook on themselves or their …show more content…
We need not be conscious of this set of rules, or even of using them; they are just there” (Gazzaniga 422). Ethics a set of rules known yet never written out, similar to how a man gauges his own self-worth as he hardly ever puts it into words. When a person does a good deed for someone else they feel good about having done something not for themselves. The happiness that comes with helping someone is faint but always there where there is compassion. I can attest for the fact that when I help someone in need it affects how I remember that moment because I made a positive difference in someone’s life. The reason I let ethics determine how I treat others falls into how I view myself. When I give to someone less fortunate than myself I don’t see myself as better than them, however I do see myself as the best possible version of myself. The reason I choose daily to let ethics be my guide is because I know the importance of helping people, in that moment I was needed and there is no better feeling in the

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