Some people say ethics and morals are one and the same, and I agreed,
until I started educating myself. I now see where the experts break it
apart, and I want to share with you what I found:
"The difference between ethics and morals can seem somewhat arbitrary to many, but there is a basic, albeit subtle, difference. Morals define personal character, while ethics stress a social system in which those morals are applied. In other words, ethics point to standards or codes of behavior expected by the group to which the individual belongs. This could be national ethics, social ethics, company ethics, professional ethics, or even family ethics. So while a person's moral code is usually unchanging, the ethics he or she practices can be other-dependent."
So, are ethics taught or learned? By and large, most of our ethical beliefs are learned from both parents and society in itself, and this is my belief. Some people believe different, that you are born with a conscience and know the different between right and wrong.
When you get ready for work each morning and look in the mirror, ask yourself these questions:
Are you going to be there on time, ready to go to work at the start of shift, or are you the one who comes in 5 minutes later, just because 5 minutes does not make a difference to you?
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