How do we develop our ethics? What are the primary sources for us to develop our ethical position?
Ethics is a set of moral standards or principles that govern the way we act or, a person’s behavior towards activities. I am a firm believer that we are a product of our own environment. I believe the first process in the development of our ethical standpoints stem from our childhood upbringing. Learning what was right and wrong at a young age instilled a set of ethics that our parents/family/teachers, etc. have hammered into us from birth, to today.
As we carry these early ethical viewpoints through life, certain sources may change our outlook of what once was. Religion, life changing experiences such as getting married, and loved ones all have an impact on what you view as right and wrong. My family was never religious, but I have many friends who share different views of what is right and wrong based on that religious standpoint.