Ethics serve as a basis for our understanding of morality and the rules we live our life by. When we think ethically, we may consider what is best for society and what is best for us as individuals. Ethical thinking allows us to think about what it means to live well, what our responsibilities are (both to ourselves and others), what is right and wrong, and if there is an objective bad.
Which of our treatments can best help you with ethical thinking?
- Guided Meditation
The intention of thinking about ethics is to affect the way we live our lives. As humans, we need to understand what we find to be right and what we find wrong, and through this to discern how we should behave in life. To come to a firm realisation about this is a great step in positively changing the way you live.
As humans, we tend to behave irrationally; we follow instincts we know to be wrong out of hope. We find that we need a moral guide, or a map, to understand our behaviour and choose activities to do the right thing in situations that might be tough. Ethical thinking allows us to challenge and question ourselves, to derive a moral map or framework that we can use to navigate through hardship and difficulty.
Some people believe that ethics are too vague to provide conclusive thought, what is ultimately valid and therefore essential to remember is that everyone is unique and has a different perspective on issues that concern them. Our individuality defines our behaviour and our ethical beliefs, which means that nobody will have the same viewpoint as you. Still, it is essential not to see this as a difference but to understand that the collective uniqueness of humanity is a good thing that allows us to collaborate and work together.
Ethics allow us to be concerned with others whilst drawing from our own experiences and the empathy we can gain from other people and our communications. Thinking with ethics will enable us to question ourselves and come back to previously misunderstood problems, hoping that we can approach ideas from different angles.