Ethics is about right and wrong. Ethics isn't about right and wrong. Ethics is complicated. If someone tells you ethics are simple, they are trying to be simple about something that isn't.
I can't give you an honest definition of ethics. But I can support you to examine how you determine what is right and what is wrong (which is actually, the application of morality).
Big ideas in ethics
Don't know what to do? Ask yourself:
|Who/what is affected by this issue?
|What are the possible benefits for those affected?
|What are the possible harms for those affected?
|Which option(s) will produce the most good and least harm?
|If one is harmed and another benefits, how do you decide who or what matters most?