Monday, September 26, 2005


What is Ethics?
To me ethics is everything in life. It is life to me, it is honesty, loyalty, integrity, friendships, relationships. Infact it is the air I breathe. I have encountered ethics at home, with friends, with family, with work. It is there all the time. It is very important in life for one to have ethics - professional and personal in life. To me, it is a driving force in what I say and do. It is the reason why people around me listen to me, have faith and belief in me in what I say or do. It defines me and my words and actions have credibility and it develops trust in others for me. As I recently read and quoted in one of my previous posts, "it is more important to be trusted than liked or loved".

Do you have to try to be ethical, is it hard? Did I try and learn to be ethical? Yes. To starters it is very hard. I think twice and make sure what I say to anyone. I know for some, it may just sound like a conversation, for others (my friends circle), it may mean a lot. There is a lot of thought involved in every thing I say or do. On a daily basis, I try not to lie, cheat, or hurt anyone around me. Cause, I know when I lie, cheat or hurt anyone, it hits my conscience. If I inadvertently do cause pain to someone, I do make sure I take immediate action.

Is it worth it? Yes on a personal front, I can count the number of people who have faith and belief in my words and actions, on a professional front, my work has gained the much required credibility.

The problem is that once you are caught to be inethical, it is very difficult to regain the trust, faith and belief for you by others. On a daily basis, it is my sincere effort to learn, demonstrate, and pass on the message regarding the importance of ethics especially to my friends. It unknowingly generates a positive energy which is very healthy and very necessary in order to maintain a relationship with another individual.

Being honest, and ethical leads you into living a good and honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you will get to enjoy it a second time

Bottomline: REMEMBER THAT YOUR CHARACTER IS YOUR DESTINY and ethics is a major part of your character.


At 7:12 PM, Blogger meenakshi said...

Not to mention, that being ethical, brings self-satisfaction too and once again everything boils down to trust, faith and belief.

At 4:37 PM, Blogger SAL said...

Yes, ethics are indeed indespensable part of life. And truly they become the yardstick when it comes to building trust. However, what may be the measure for you, may not always be the same in the view of another. Each one has their own set of principles which they follow. Barring the basic "truth, not cheating, not hurting" which we should follow; we should give a benefit of doubt to all. It'll surely help maintain healthy relations.


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