Personal Perspective on Ethics
How do I make decisions about what is right or wrong? Well, I take previous experiences and judge from that point. I make moral and ethical decisions based on knowledge I gained in an ethics course of human nature: sentient beings are not means to an end but an end in and of themselves, to treat them as anything else is to treat them as something other than what they are. I think many things can be judged ethically by the outcomes they (would) produce. These are the basis of how our social systems were founded. It is the outcomes, or possible outcomes, that allow us to understand what is ethical. That is how we decide whether to act. Putting ourselves in the situation we are encountering can allow us to understand our feelings about the matter. At which point our feelings can guide us on the path of right and wrong. I judge right and wrong by what I believe is good and bad from previous life experiences; and all of it is completely subjective.
Dictionary.com states that ethics is “that branch of