Rule-Based Thinking: My Personal Code Of Ethics

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I use a Dr. Seuss quote as my personal code of ethics. The quote is, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don 't matter and those who matter don 't mind." It is a conflicting code because some may argue this code doesn’t pass the front page test, mom test, or any sort of right vs. wrong test. However, I am using Rule-Based thinking when I apply this quote to my life and career. Rule based thinking meaning not focusing on the results of my action but the principle. My principles are that being one’s self and saying what’s on one’s mind is extremely important because it provides indirect health benefits for the person being oneself, representation is always a must no matter where you are in life or career, and because …show more content…
For instance, I could tie my shoe a way that is different than my peers. If everyone appears to tie their shoes a way that is different from the way I tie my shoes, I am going to feel not only different from the rest, but I am going to think I am tying my shoes incorrectly. The dilemma of untied shoes can be solved in multiple ways, but because there is a common way to solve the untied shoe, I am going to think that is not only the normal way but the correct way. A lot of the times the idea of normal becomes the default way of life. Normal is a pretty ambiguous term, yet it is restricting. My idea of normal could be totally different from someone else’s, so what happens is the common idea tends to get normalized, leaving no room for other ideas. Normal doesn’t fit all, so making sure there are multiple ideas allows everyone to feel …show more content…
For example, if someone with no experience in Journalism were to disguise themselves as a Journalist, the public would not be getting the full truth because journalists have duties that may or may not be in the public’s eye. I would feel the pretend journalist would only be mimicking what is obvious to everyone and not what is actually required of a journalist. If that pretend journalist were to be honest about who they were as someone with no experience in journalism, maybe more people would offer to help them one day achieve being a journalist. I feel being honest about who you are saves time which is also a value of

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