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Ethics is a requirement for human life. It is our means of deciding a course of action. Without it, our actions would be random and aimless. There would be no way to work towards a goal because there would be no way to pick between a limitless number of goals. Even with an ethical standard, we may be unable to pursue our goals with the possibility of success. To the degree which a rational ethical standard is taken, we are able to correctly organize our goals and actions to accomplish our most important values. Any flaw in our ethics will reduce our ability to be successful in our endeavors.The role of ethics in our society is very necessary because it has large influence on today, as well as the future. Then we need to learn about good ethics because they guide our decisions, make us who we are, and determine our future. Ethics are learned throughout our lives as we associate with others. During years of schooling, we learned ethics as we interact with teachers and classmates and learn respect and other skills. In the work place, we learn responsibility, team work, punctuality, and communication skills. When we understand why these ethical values are necessary, we realise the importance they have in our success as well as our everyday lives. We use these skills, along with our knowledge of right from wrong as we go about various activities such as driving, buying milk at the supermarket, filling out an application, etc. We know that it is unlawful to run red light, shoplift, and lie under oath. Because good ethics make us honest, law-abiding citizens, we contribute to the good of society. Today`s society is full of crime, irresponsibility, and dishonesty...but imagine if the entire population had no sense of ethics. The role of ethics in our society is very important it is the basic beliefs and standards that make everything run smoothly. Ethics are involved in all organizations and institutions around us whether it political,...

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