A time where I was ethical, was when I saw neighbors beating up their pet dog. I ran inside and had my family call the animal protection agency to rescue the dog. One time when I was not ethical was when I lied to my family in order to protect their feelings. One day, my sister had been secretly taking jobs to help my family with bills, she would hide the money in our mailbox for our family to find. I don't know if it was ethical to hide my sisters work from my family or not.
A time I was ethical would be when my mother was getting on to one of my little cousins for not eating his food. I told her to back off and talked to my cousin and convinced him to eat without being mean. The first situation that comes to mind in questioning my ethics would be one that I question quite often. I had a boyfriend that cheated on me and dumped me last year. A month or so later, he seemed to be truly remorseful, so I took him back. We've been together for 10 months since then, but I still question my own morality in taking him back.
A time when I was ethical is when I gave my lunch to a kid who didnt have a lunch. It was the right thing to do because we should,try and give more than we receive. A time I was unethical was when my friends were picking on a kid, and I didnt want to stick put so I started joining in on the teasing. It was not ethical at all to bully and I should have stopped and thought about what I was doing.
A time that I was ethical was when I gave a freshman a ride home from soccer practice. His family didn't own a car and had I not given him a ride, he would have been stranded at the school. One time that I was unethical was when I used my parent's debit card to pay for my gas without asking. Rather than using my own cash, I used their money without permission.
I try my best to be ethical at school, for instance when this dude dropped his purple passes as he was in a hurry to class. Then I took them up to his class which then made me late. A time when I was unethical was when I made that same dude do my math homework.
One time when I was ethical was when I was driving on my way to school an I see a kid walking. It was pretty cold outside an he look like he was heading towards the high school so I told him if he wanted a ride so he did. One time when I was unethical was when i handed a 100$ to the cashier cause I wanted 20 in change , she ended up giving me 120 instead of 100 . I just kept my mouth shut.
One time when i did the right thing was when a homeless man was begging for money so i gave him my sandwich that i had for my lunch. Many times my ethics have been wrong or bad but all humans experience the same. When i was around six years old I stole a apple from the grocery store until my mom found out and i learned my lesson.
A time that I was ethical was when I was at the park and I saw that a girl doped a 20 dollar bill so picked it up and gave it to her. A time when I was unethical was when I cheated on a math test because I didn't study.
Ethics are part of a every day in everyone's life. A time that comes to mind when I was ethical was when I was working and a man got up and dropped money, I returned it to him. A time when I was not ethical was when I received more than it was supposed to be of change but I didn't say anything.
A time when I was ethical was when I helped a teacher. A time when I was not ethical was when I yelled at both of my parents.
A time when I was ethical was when I saw someone struggling with their project and nobody was attempting to help them. Being strong in this subject, I decided to help them. A time when I was unethical was when I saw an acquaintance of mine being picked on by several people. I wasn't sure what to do because I didn't want to get stuck in the middle so I did nothing.
A time I was ethical was when I helped someone with their homework when I saw them struggling. Instead of letting them copy mine I talked them through it until they got it down. A time I was unethical was when I did let someone copy my homework instead of just helping them.
Something I did was donate some video games to a local goodwill when I was younger I had to many and mom said it would be a good idea it was good because I could have sold them and made money for myself and an unethical thing I did was keep a soccer ball that came over the fence I knew who it belonged to but I kept it because I really liked it
When I was young, many of the local students would like to pick on me and try to verbally attack me with their harsh words. Their phrases and taunts would bruise me with their invisable lashings as I stood and let it happen. I've tried before to tell others with no noticeable results. Eventually I just gave up. It was against my own personal ethics to stop fighting and trying to get them to stop. I tried to make friends, but they would drive them away with harsh rumors, treatment, and threats of being as much of an outcast as I was. Eventually, I gave up the fight and let them beat me with their words, once even physically, and break and ware my psyche down for the better half of my life up until the 9th or 10th grade. It went against my own ethical code then, but that has changed to adapt to my current circumstance and ideals. Just as we all change, so does what we perceive as morally right and wrong. The justice of today will not be the same as the crimes of tomorrow.
Probably would have to be the time when I freaked out over a rabbit being in the backyard and I told my cousin to go get his gun to shoot it. Soon after the animal was shot it didn't die and he had killer right then and there it was so sad and I felt so bad for yelling that.
One of the biggest ethical dilemmas is when I was in the same car with my friend when he hit mail box then drove off. My dilemma came with telling the people what or just letting it side. Luckily I did not have to do anything about this because my friend confused and paid to replace the mail box.
One time that i was ethical was when i donated clothes to poor people in El salvador and a unethical thing i have done is going out in my dad's truck without his permission and i didnt have a license and i also took some money from the house to take my girlfriend some food.
A time when I was ethical is when this weekend I went to Chillis, the restaurant, with my mom and I gave the the waiter a 30 dollar tip. Even though our meal came up to 27 dollars I gave it to him because he was nice and it was busy. I told my mom that I'm in high school and have no bills to pay I can afford it. Its about paying it forward and being kind because good things can happen to you in the future. A time when I was unethical was when I didn't tell my dad how I really felt about his new family without me and brother in the picture.
There are ethical and unethical moments everyday. I think I face this challenge when I see people asking for money on the street. I always have to think to myself if I should or should not give them anything. I feel as though almost 3veryone has gotten this feeling before and I'll admit it sometimes I don't, like when I have just enough for something I want but I do give them like 10 dollars or something. I think it tests my morals every time I see a person like that.
I also struggle when deciding what to do. I always want to help them because its the right thing to do but at the same time a lot of them are schemes. Regardless i normally end up giving them at least a few dollars and consider it my good deed of the day.
My ethical dilemma is when my friend hit a car at Walmart when she was reversing, and she decided to drive off. My dilemma was if i should go back and tell the owner or not say anything at all. My friend felt bad and drove back to the car she hit, and waited for the owner so she could tell them.
A time when my ethics were wrong was when I went to go buy some Christmas gifts. This lady came up to me outside of Old Navy and tried selling me some makeup. I decided to buy a kit because it seemed like a great gift for my sister. The kit cost $25 so I first gave her a $5, I didn't have any twenty dollar bills so I asked her if she had any change for a $100 in $20's. She did, so I handed her a $100 and she gave me five bills of $20. I guess she was so overwhelmed buy the solo $100 dollar bill, that she thanked me and left. After counting how much she gave me back I noticed that she gave me $100 in $20's and left without giving me the chance to pay her the $20 I owed her. I know this is wrong, but I kinda started laughing because I paid $5 for a makeup kit that cost $25.
I was ethical just this evening. I made a quick trip to walmart for some groceries and noticed the girl scouts selling cookies. They offered me a box and I denied since I was in a hurry. While I ran around the store frantically I began to feel a little guilty and bought a box on my way out.
A time when I was ethical was when this man dropped his wallet and I picked it up and gave it to him, then he gave me some coupons. I did the right thing and I got award from it. A time when I was unethical is when I seen someone stealing and I hold the door for them to leave.
The other day at Walmart I passed the girls scouts that were selling cookies and they asked me if I wanted a box and I said no. On my way out I went ahead and bought a box and helped them out. With no girls in girls scouts then there wont be any cookies to buy.
The time that I have been ethical was when my sister got in trouble for getting home late. That day she had been with a friend in Dallas all day long and didn't get home until 11:30 p.m. When she got home my dad was waiting for her and as soon she got into the house he started yelling at her, and took out his belt and was ready to hit her. At that moment I got up and yelled at him and said," you will have to go over my dead body, to get to my sister!" My mom also helped me out and told him not to hit her ,but right then and there my dad started crying and said he didn't want to do it but how will we ever listen to him. It was one of the toughest nights I've ever had to witness.
Always I have been challenged morally when I see someone cheating. While a part of me wants to alert anyone of it, another doesn't want to get involved.
The time I was ethical was when I was at a basketball game and this little kid was asking someone if they had a dollar just so he could get a water. So I took him to the stand and got him a soda and a pizza slice. One time when I was not ethical was when my little sister lost her gift card with 80$ on it so I spent it on makeup.
A time where I found myself being ethical was when I had the decision to either turn in a wallet I found or keep it and I turned it in. A time where I was unethical was when I stooped down to another's lev and argued over social media.
A time where I was ethical was when I saw my dog walking really slow one night and I told my mom about it. She tried to help him but I woke up the next morning and he was dead, so there was nothing she could do. A time where I was unethical was when I went to the skating rink, and fell on my arm causing it to sprain, yet kept on skating despite the bump on my wrist.
A time that I was ethical was when I was at the park and I saw that a girl doped a 30 dollar.
A time when i was ethical was when I decided to stay home with my mom instead of going out. I had made plans with my friends that I was pretty excited for but my mom was sick and would have been home alone. A time when i was unethical is when I copied someones homework instead of asking them to explain it to me.
A time when I was ethical was when I refused the answers to a quiz I was about to take. A time when I was unethical was watching someone I knew being treated wrongly and I didnt do anything about it.
A time I was ethical was when I still had my car i would always give everyone a ride everywhere and would never ask them for gas money. A time I was unethical was when i lied to my mom where i was going and ended up getting home super late that night and actually crashed my car that night.
A time i was ethical was when i founded 100$ and i was deciding to turn it in or to keep it, but i turned it in. One time i was unethical was when i got into some drama when it wasn't even my problem in the first place .
i am ethical all the time my churches youth travels around a lot to help unfortunate people i donate clothes every other Sunday we have went all the way to Georgia for a food drive convention all because we know no one will do anything for those in need except those who care
The journals posted are for use by Mr. Dickson's professional communication classes to assist students on their journey.