Ethics are the behavior that define the conduct of an individual, that shape how a person behaves in the toughest of situations. Some people are taught ethics, some learn on their own, while there are so many living without any ethics. Let us today, have a look at some of the questions related to ethics.
Do you consider yourself to be an ethical person?
I would say, Yes. I do have certain rules made by me, that I follow but for now, there are many that I have broken and kind of wandering from here and there. But, soon I will come back to my routine.
Have you ever found a smart phone? What did you do? If you haven’t, what do you think you would do?
No, I never found a smart phone lying like that. But, if I ever found one, I think I will call on the most recent conversation and ask them to pick the phone or tell the person that the phone is available with me at the particular place.
Would you risk your life to save another person?
I would say yes. I am very afraid of dying and I cannot see people dying. So, if there is a chance where I would be able to save someone I think I will go. But, then I think there could be very tough situations as well. In those, I think I will go out and save my loved ones first.
What should a person do if they find a wallet? What do people usually do? What would you do?
I think the best thing to do would be to figure out whose wallet it is and then return it to the person. Well, it depends. There are many who do the same as I said, then there are some who give it to the police. While there are some who take out the money from the wallet and keep everything intact. There are then those people, who take everything from the wallet, including the money and the identities.
What are some ethical dilemmas you have faced?
The most ethical dilemma that I faced was when I had to get my passport issued. I had planned that I would not give money to the passport person but I had to give and I have felt very guilty for that.
Is stealing always wrong? When is it right to steal?
No, nothing I believe can always be wrong. There are people who steal things like food and water, and that can never be termed as wrong. Because, most of the times it is done out of pure intentions. Either to feed the family or to oneself, even more it is so desperate and natural that it cannot be termed as wrong.
If you could save people by killing one person, would you?
I don’t think I would ever do that. Because, I think that there can always be another way of saving people. But, when we think of it in extreme sense, like killing a terrorist or a murderer, I would go for it. So, it is more like, if that one person wants to harm the rest, I would go kill but other wise I would try to find some other way.
How often do you lie? When is it okay to lie?
Earlier, I used to lie a lot, or you can say manipulate a lot. Manipulations I do still, but I think lying has reduced because I have realized that it is more fearless and amazing to say the truth. It brings along with it lot of power. I think the only one time lying is good is when it is for a good greater purpose.
What makes a person act ethically or unethically?
I think it is more about the values that one has grown up with. The person is more likely to behave ethically if he or she has been taught that way, but unethically if it is that way. More importantly, I think these terms are very relative. What might be ethical for one might not be for the other person.
If you saw a pickpocket stealing someone’s wallet what would you do?
I would go and try to grab the person or may be tell other people as well so that we together can prevent the situation. Also, I think my motive would not to punish the pick pocketer but finding out the reason behind it.
Should poor people be punished for stealing if they are stealing to feed their family?
No, I believe punishing them is a bigger crime than they are doing. Instead we should try to find their real situation and come together to help them.