I’ve thought about a lot of ethical challenges in my life, but I’ve discovered that I have a difficulty thinking deeply on these topics alone. My answers are straightforward, and they don’t explain why I came to them or how I arrived at them, only the end result. What I’ve discovered is that whatever you believe in – whether it’s true to yourself or others – your thoughts are driven by your behavior.
The decisions you make on a daily basis are Ethical Dilemmas that you face, and they stacking upon one another slowly molds who you become.
In my opinion, an Ethical Dilemma is a decision that has the potential to leave all parties feeling like they have lost something in the process. No matter what the outcome, someone is going to be upset or feel betrayed. It could be a very small decision, such as what to wear to your friend’s funeral, or it could be a life-altering choice, like whether or not to have an abortion. Ethical Dilemmas are often about choosing between two equally undesirable options.
I think that we all face Ethical Dilemmas every day, whether we realize it or not. The decisions we make, no matter how small, have the potential to change our lives forever. It is important to think about the possible consequences of our choices before making them, and to be prepared to accept the responsibility for our actions.
Any time I feel as if someone has stolen something from me, my first inclination is to assume they have taken it from every person they’ve been connected with. My response would be different based on the situation and who was affected by what.
The Ethical Dilemma I have faced is when there is a clear right and wrong answer, but the actions of one would go against what they believe. In this case, I had to decide which was more important; going against my personal beliefs or doing what was right. The Ethical Dilemma that I have faced has made me realize that we live in a society where people are quick to judge and do not always take the time to understand someone’s story.
When it comes to Ethical Dilemmas, there are often two sides to every story. People can easily see the black and white, but often fail to see the shade of gray in between. It is easy to make a decision when it benefits us or someone we love, but what about when it goes against everything we believe in? That is when Ethical Dilemmas become difficult.
I remember one Ethical Dilemma I faced a few years ago. I was working as a cashier at a grocery store and someone came through my line with a coupon that they had found on the ground. The coupon was for a free item and the person was very excited to use it. I knew that it was wrong to use a coupon that someone else had found, but the customer was insistent on using it. I didn’t want to cause a scene, so I let them use the coupon.
After the customer left, I felt guilty about what I had done. I knew that I had gone against my personal beliefs by letting them use the coupon. I was raised to believe that honesty is the best policy and I had just lied to the customer. I had let them believe that they were getting a great deal, when in reality, they were getting something for free that they didn’t deserve.
Even though it went against everything I believed in, I made the decision to let the customer use the coupon. In that moment, I thought about what was more important; being honest or doing what was right. I decided that in this case, it was more important to do what was right. The customer left happy and I didn’t have to cause a scene.
Ethical Dilemmas are not easy to solve. There is no right or wrong answer, but sometimes we have to make a decision based on what is more important in the moment. In my Ethical Dilemma, I had to choose between being honest and doing what was right. I chose to do what was right and let the customer use the coupon. Even though it went against everything I believed in, I knew it was the best decision for everyone involved.
Transparent morality is quite simple. Any two people can vehemently disagree with a fact; only by action can this dispute be resolved. Two individuals may disagree on religion, politics, or any other creed of thought alone, but they do not always make sense; however, sometimes just to themselves.
A guy might believe that the sky will fall and it is true to him. Every day hundreds of smaller meteors burn in the atmosphere while thousands more fall towards Earth. It’s unavoidable that a meteor will hit the Earth every day, yet there are millions of them throughout the atmosphere at any one time.
The man’s words are not the meteor. The man is the meteor. When two people have a conflict, it is often because they are both right, and they cannot see how to resolve their differences. Each person has a piece of the truth, but they are looking at the issue from different perspectives. A mediator can help them to see the whole picture and find a resolution that is acceptable to both parties.
An ethical dilemma is a situation where there is no clear right or wrong answer, and any course of action you take will have some consequences that you may not be comfortable with. Ethical dilemmas are often complex and nuanced, and there is seldom a perfect solution. The best you can do is to try to make the most ethical choice you can, based on your values and the available information.
Ethical dilemmas are often difficult to resolve because they involve trade-offs between two or more competing values. For example, you may value honesty and you may value compassion, but what do you do when being honest would cause someone else pain? In such cases, you have to weigh the different values involved and decide which is more important in the particular situation.
There is no easy answer to this question. Often, the best you can do is to make a decision based on your gut feeling or your best judgment. Sometimes, it may help to consult with others who share your values to get their input on how they would handle the situation.