Ethics and Values in America

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Ethics and Values in America

Ethics and values play an essential role in the American culture. Ethics are defined as the study of the general nature of morals and of specific morals and choices. We are faced with ethical delimits around every corner and they put stress on our emotions. Values on the other hand are such things we expect to encounter every day. Values are happiness, freedom, cooperation, and competition.

The movie Ethics in America discusses what is right and wrong, moral and immoral. One of the first questions discussed in the movie focused on the issue of cheating. Cheating hurts American values, personal values as well as causes disruptions in the success of a community and society. Cheating is immoral and wrong because it is fraudulent. Cheating on a test not only makes the cheater look bad, but when the individual enters into the work place the information necessary to be successful isn't there. To be successful, knowledge is critical. If an immoral person with no values or need to succeed enters into a work place, the result will be a loss of money, time, and overall employee dissatisfaction with the hiring process.

Adultery is also immoral in American when it is deemed that marital relations are affected. This topic can be debated in any country and will draw many different views.

In some countries adultery is accepted and allowed, typically because the societies that tolerate these practices are dominated by males. Countries that allow multiple relations have little respect for feminist methodology. Fairness and humaneness are no concern.

Culture is hard to change and change is a very complicated task to achieve. Change often results in rebellion because ethics and morals in each individual vary. The best way to implement change is through conditioning. When the youth of a nation begins to understand the world, then the time is right to set new values and morals into effect. The effectiveness of change relies...
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