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Making Ethical Decisions

            Someone once said "There are lots of people shaping decisions, and so if we want to predict correctly, we have to pay attention to everybody who is trying to shape the outcome, not just the people at the pinnacle of the decision-making ". This quote means that in life you're always going to have decisions that have to be made and if you listen to the wrong people point of views you might end up in situations that you never expected to be in. This can be proven in many different scenarios that you're bound to face as you progress through life. I will tell you a personal experience that I had. .
             What would you do if you were forced to decide to either let the entire school down including a best friend ,or to stay true to your beliefs and morals? Maybe I should start at the beginning of my ethical decision before I ask questions. I had a friend named Michael who was a very humble and respected person, who also happened to be the star basketball player. I always knew he was struggling with a few assignments but I didn't know how bad the situation was until he was approached by our teacher, Mrs. Hientz, one Thursday afternoon. She told Michael that if he didn't get at least a B- on the test Monday his grades wouldn't qualify him to play in the Semi-finals basketball tournament. .
             As Michael was telling a group of our friends the situation he was in you could tell he was freaking out because basketball is basically his love and this was a pretty big game. He freaked out until one of our friends, Kyle, jokingly suggested to sneak into the teacher's office during lunch and steal a copy of the test answers. Michael, not being in the right state of mind, took this idea way too literal and demanded that since I was his best friend I should help him and because he helped me in a different situation not to long before that. Then stalked off to his next class. The rest of the day I thought long and hard about the situation that was at hand.

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