Everyday, as one gets ready for school or work, we are forced to take decisions. These decisions can be minor ones such as, “What shoes should I wear today?” However, with every action we take, there are “consequences” that come right after. This can be either good or bad. It all depends on how we interpret it. However, most of the time when we make these decisions, we don’t always get a clear answer of whether what we are doing is right or wrong. For instance, I’ve have worked in sales for the past two years. It’s my job and responsibility to make sure my company hits its quota everyday. Otherwise, it doesn’t make enough revenue to substance itself and won’t have any other choice than to let people go. Therefore, I will lose my job.
In Thinking Critically About Ethical Issues, chapter ten, it discusses how we are constantly deciding whether our outcomes from our actions are worth some of the necessary “evil” that we are causing. I was able to relate this to my job. As a sales person, it is my duty to persuade you to believe that the product my company is selling is essential and will offer many benefits. However, when I first started, it was difficult for me. In most cases, people didn’t have the money for the product. On the other hand, it was my duty to make them believe that they were making an investment for themselves. Reason being, it would offer them a convenience that would overweigh the cost. So, this brings me back to what I mentioned earlier: every action that we take has it’s own consequence. It all depends on how we interpret it. It can be considered good or bad. Therefore, it’s our duty to decide whether the actions we are taking overweigh the evil that we are causing. We have to ask ourselves, “is it all worth it in the end?”