In general I am a Universal Ethicist
I would like to first offer my understanding of how I see the layout of morality, values, morals and ethics as I see them. I see the term “morality” proper as the main moniker to a philosophic group (values, morals and ethics) or a main heading that involves the subheadings of values, morals and ethics. Values, morals, and ethics, in a basic observational way should be understood as falling under branches expressing different but similar thinking and behavioral persuasion. Values are the internal catlist often motivating our thinking and behaviors. Such as, a value of all human life, would tend to motivate you to not wantonly end human lives. Just as a lack of value for all human life, may tend to motivate you to not have an issue with the wanton ending of human lives. Morals to me, are the personal persuasion that you value, such as having a desire for truthfulness. Then we have ethics and we know this is a different branch of the morality tree, as there is business ethics/professional ethics but not really business morals or professional morals; other than one’s self chosen persuasion which may be adopted from business ethics/professional ethics. Ethics are as I have expressed our social universal prescriptions/persuasions public morality whereas morals to me are personal morality. Therefore, we can hold others to universal ethics standards (public morality) and not our moral proclivities that are not universal on others, as morals are for us (personal morality).
I am a Universal Ethicist holding the value of universal ethical principles and a Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a moral doctrine, a justice reasoning not for or by any mythology or toads direct opposition to any religion or faith in goddess or gods (Kuhmerker, Gielen, & Hayes, 1994). Universal ethicists is one who draw from collective values, no matter what country or varied cultures, claim that what is acceptable generally are common ethical standards that can be used to judged moral behaviors regardless of location (Newton, 2009). Universal ethical principles are a form of natural and rational moral code for all humankind not fixed or proclaimed by moral prophets or the founders of the world’s religions (Foldvary, 1980). What Universal ethical principles and a Universal Declaration of Human Rights are is a strict standard of freedoms, justus and principles applicable to all. Such values extend to all children and adult alike having the same rights. All rights are interconnected and of equal importance (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 2008). A Universal Ethicist Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world (United Nations, 2008). A Universal Ethicist value of universal ethical principles is different to religious proclaimed moral codes because universal ethical principles is ethical codes to set all free to believe and live as they wish but strive to do no harm and applicable to all human kind whether religious or not (Foldvary, 1980).
Here are the universal principles of Social/Global Ethics:
*Global justice (as reflected in international laws)
*Society before self / social responsibility
*Interdependence & responsibility for the ‘whole’
*Reverence for place
Here are the universal principles of Professional/ Political Ethics:
*Openness; full disclosure
*Due diligence / duty of care
*Fidelity to professional responsibilities
*Avoiding potential or apparent conflict of interest
Here are the universal principles of Personal Ethics:
*Concern for the well-being of others
*Respect for the autonomy of others
*Trustworthiness & honesty
*Willing compliance with the law (with the exception of civil disobedience)
*Basic justice; being fair
*Refusing to take unfair advantage
*Benevolence: doing good
*Preventing harm (Colero, n.d.).
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My Personal Mission Statement:
• Bestow unbounded love and affection to my wife Shayna.
• Embark to be a friend and show friendliness.
• Instead of just trying to talk, work more on listening.
• Where I see, unrest try to bring peace..
• See positive thinking as a way of life and acceptance as a virtue.
• Thirst for knowledge from others and strive to understand my inner self.
• See hardships as a way to growth and learn from my mistakes.
• Only engage in situations that do not compromise my integrity.
• Stay open to both criticism and admiration, learn from them what I can, see that they both can have value and do not just react to them.
• Be quick to praise others and give correction not criticism.
• Honor those who help me by helping others.
• Hold my ethical values above my desires but don’t stop my desires just trying to please others.
• If I do not stay open and willing, I will stay locked out of life.
• Continuously assess my thinking and actions always strive for improvement.
• Strive to remember that true respect is not given, it can only be earned.
• Strive to remember that even if I obtain everything outside but lose everything inside myself, I am truly deficient.
• Strive to remember that the ultimate proof of my success will be what positive change I can produce in others.
• I must strive to be a man quick to act in times of need but slow to react in strife, wanting to be thoughtfully measured not impulsive.
• I now see if I want to make a difference in the world, I must first make a difference in myself and always try to support others in their quest for change.