The Parable of the Sadhu
Each person in society grows up with different views on ethics because each culture is different. As an ethical person one has to consider each situation that they face under the light of their own ethics. This becomes harder in McCoy’s situation in the parable because the group consists of people from many different countries and backgrounds. As McCoy expresses in his article if a manager does not take a stand fast and starts thinking too much in choosing what is right he will lose the enterprise (107). Taking a stand in every situation is required because as an indecisive person one looks weak and if one doesn’t take a stand especially in business another person can take your spot and make it for you. This usually would result in worst consequences because after you think, you may not agree with the decision made.
One should decide to let a “Sadhu” into their life after one goes through a decision making process. One should way the situation against their own being, moral principles and the consequences of the action. In the parable Stephen run through this process way before McCoy realized it. If helping someone will lead to one’s own death then this is crossing the line. For example if one
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