According to the Williams Institutes Ethics Inventory, I believe that human beings have intrinsic value, which means we have a right to individual respect. In other words, I do not support social traditions and policies aimed at “the best interests of society as a whole (The Williams Institute.)” I am a little confused by the results of this Inventory and I am not quite sure how to even explain the results in regards to the way I feel personally. I have never really thought of myself as thinking the way this states.
My Ethics Awareness Inventory also has given me some examples of frustrations that I face in addressing ethical dilemmas. Those are very helpful to me and I actually relate to them very well. One of them states that “What you determine to be the right choice may not appear to be the most beneficial choice, in the short-run, for the organization you have agreed to support (The Williams Institute.)” I know that choices I believe to be right may not always benefit our organization but sometimes choices need to be made to help the employees even if it does not have a good affect on the company.
I tend to think that my values and beliefs are very similar to those of Kathy Kudler. I am a person that tends to take everything on myself and not ask for help from anyone. I have a very hard time depending on other individuals for things I know that I can complete myself. I have never really thought too much about it and always attributed it to trust issues. I am very aware that I have problems trusting people, but I have never really given much thought to the ethics involved in the decisions I make. If someone tells me a lie or I catch someone in a lie, it is very hard to gain my trust back. If the person is worth the effort I try much harder than if it is a person that I really do not value as a friend.
I value my family, friends and job the most in my life. I am a very proud person and take a lot of pride in the things that I am...