Essay How Ethics Affects Our Lives

721 Words Nov 14th, 2016 3 Pages
Ethics plays a major role in our everyday lives. In order to be an ethical individual, you must become aware of the knowledge of goodness. According to Socrates, “If we are ignorant of what is truly good, our actions may well be aimed at what we believe to be good, but is truly evil.” Socrates believed that no individuals pursue evil ends and when they do this action it is because they saw good in it. An ethical dilemma I once endured when I was in high school was being dishonest about the scored I had received for my AP World History exam. In the beginning, I thought it was a good idea, but later on, I realized it was truly evil.
I took my AP World History exam in my sophomore year. However, the dilemma began in my junior year when the results released around June. It was my first AP exam and the score I received was a “one” out of five. I knew the information prior to the exam because my study group and I met at Barnes and Noble to review every weekend. When we played the flashcard game, I continuously got the correct answer because history is easy to understand and I find the subject to be interesting. During the exam, I was taking my time to answer the questions. My proctor did not warn us of the ten minutes that were left, and I was not keeping track, so I did not finish the multiple-choice section. They told us we had to keep track of the time ourselves and after feeling uneasy, I did not have the determination to write the essay portion. College board emailed my dad…

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