No ,no ,no Witchety..<quoted text>
"I knew what I was doing was wrong..."
"I felt justified...."
"I felt like I had done nothing ...for which I needed to feel ashamed."
Huh? If you KNEW it was wrong, then WHY did you do it?
That is the difference between you and me.
If I feel that it would be wrong to do something, I DON'T DO IT.
So simple, but apparently not for you.
I am an excedingly ethical person. Always have been.
Religion is not needed to behave like a decent person.
The difference between you and I is that I am able to confess my faults and imperfections.
You are unable to acknowledge that which is obvious to all who know you .
I am fairly sure that the only one who has such a high opinion of you ..is You
"When confronted with an ethical dilemma, most of us like to think we would stand up for our principles. But we are not as ethical as we think we are. In Blind Spots, leading business ethicists Max Bazerman and Ann Tenbrunsel examine the ways we overestimate our ability to do what is right and how we act unethically without meaning to. From the collapse of Enron and corruption in the tobacco industry, to sales of the defective Ford Pinto, the downfall of Bernard Madoff, and the Challenger space shuttle disaster, the authors investigate the nature of ethical failures in the business world and beyond, and illustrate how we can become more ethical, bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be.
Explaining why traditional approaches to ethics don't work, the book considers how blind spots like ethical fading--the removal of ethics from the decision--making process--have led to tragedies and scandals such as the Challenger space shuttle disaster, steroid use in Major League Baseball, the crash in the financial markets, and the energy crisis. The authors demonstrate how ethical standards shift, how we neglect to notice and act on the unethical behavior of others, and how compliance initiatives can actually promote unethical behavior. They argue that scandals will continue to emerge unless such approaches take into account the psychology of individuals faced with ethical dilemmas. Distinguishing our "should self" (the person who knows what is correct) from our "want self" (the person who ends up making decisions), the authors point out ethical sinkholes that create questionable actions."
Among the self proclaimed righteous and ethical we find
Richard Nixon.....Spiro Agnew .....Bernie Maddof..... Bernard Ebbers.....Lance Armstrong,,,,,Ryan Braun ....Rafael Palmeiro...
John Mitchell.....Frank and Jesse James.....All the scurrilous business leaders who took this country to the edge of economic collapse ,Martha Stewart Eliot Spitzer ,Anthony Weiner among many others to numerous to mention
Oh yes ,All these were self proclaimed Ethical and honest individuals ,having never done anything for which they needed be ashamed,,,,,,,,Until they got caught.
And we hear about these self righteous ethical individuals as they lead Mafia families into a life of self righteous criminal activity.
And last but not least , we have that one fictitious individual laying claim to being free of sin
Ladies and gentlemen ,may I present to you , the fictitious personality with the fictitious personality of being Ethical to perfection. WitchintheWoods.
BTW; Did you know that those who teach Ethics are less likely to return their library books than the general population.
Who Can You Trust?.... Not me ,said the brave King