Follow up responses: Ethics, morals and law
The Similarities between Ethics and Morals
While ethics and morals are distinct, in terms of their roots and actual meaning. The fact that
these two words are used interchangeably in many situations is proof of their similarities. First,
the two speak from a personal point of view. Ethics dictates personal conduct in a particular
situation while morals dictate accepted forms of conduct on all aspects of life and culture.
Secondly, the two are accepted by a certain group of individuals; ethics are accepted by the
participants in the said setting while morals are accepted by the society as a whole. In retrospect,
one can say ethics is a minor form of morals in a particular (mostly professional setting).
There’s no separation between ethics, integrity and the law
People face very challenging situations in their professional endeavors. They may face instances
where their ethics are tested. These situations are often tempting and have led many people to
fail. As such, people need to be reminded of the right thing, through repercussions of the law of
the consequences of unethical behavior. The law sets the precedence for individual integrity as a
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