Define personal ethics and its five influences?


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They are as following:
People, culture, Philosophy, Law and Religion
• Family Influences Personal Ethics
• Religious Beliefs Impact Personal Ethics
• Culture Affects Ethical Norms
• Experience Can Shift Your Ethics
• Internal Reflection
Family Influences Personal Ethics
While your parents can’t dictate your morality, they are typically the first to voice and demonstrate ethical boundaries for you. Most parents consider it one of their critical jobs to instill a strong sense of right and wrong in their children. When parents tell their children that stealing is wrong, they are building a foundation for their child’s personal ethics. How parents behave has a strong impact as well. Children absorb the actions of their family, which contributes heavily to their sense of morality.
Religious Beliefs Impact Personal Ethics
Religious beliefs have a unique impact on personal ethics. In general, religion allows people to accept an established set of moral rules. By following these spiritual laws, people feel they are behaving ethically. Religion often promises rewards in the afterlife as motivation for following the “rules”. Interestingly, religion can inspire all kinds of acts, including violence. Some devout followers can come to embrace an ethical code that allows for incredible cruelty to be done in the name of a greater spiritual being.
Culture Affects Ethical Norms
Culture can dictate the ethical norms that people are used to and come to expect. The culture you live in may impact your ethical code more than you even realize, simply because it surrounds you. The customs and traditions of the society you inhabit become ingrained in your psyche, and the ethics of the group are generally accepted. Racism, gender discrimination and other forms of prejudice can become an accepted part of a person’s ethical standards when surrounded by people who do it and allow it.
Experience Can Shift Your Ethics
The events that happen in your life can also impact your ethics. Emotion and personal understanding may cause a powerful shift in beliefs. For example, many people claim to be against the death penalty. However, if a loved one is murdered, they may find themselves feeling differently when looking into the eyes of the person responsible.
Internal Reflection
Personal ethics are also developed by our feelings. When we do something that is against our moral code, we feel bad, guilty or ashamed. Likewise, when we do something that fits into our ethical idea of “right” we feel good, proud or happy. This causes a sort of immediate feedback for creating our moral standards and making ethical decisions.
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