Right vs Wrong

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A Sunday school teacher was teaching her class about the difference between right and wrong. "All right children, let's take another example," she said. "If I were to get into a man's pocket and take his bill fold with all his money, what would I be? Little Johnny raises his hand, and with a confident smile, he blurts out, "You'd be his wife!"

All joking aside Ethics describes the study of right vs. wrong and seeks to answer questions such as "What is the right thing to do in a given situation?" and "What is good behavior?" Is there any real right and wrong? The world, as we know, is full of wrongdoing. Crime, family violence, drug abuse, and employee fraud, each of these problems represents a collection of individual acts of wrong. And each individual wrong begins with someone's decision to do something other than right. Typically, we think of wrong in three ways: a violation of law, departure from truth and deviation from moral decency.

According to Webster, ethics is "the science of moral duty." He further describes it as "the science of ideal human character." The implication is that humans depend on right choices for security, and in many circumstances one must choose the greater good when more than one absolute appears

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