The way I think is shaped by many factors as a matter of fact. These include religious, political, and academic orientations as well as worldview in general from the level of exposure as well as interest in learning. The way we think is because of how our thoughts have been trained. The mind has cognitive processes that are influenced by technology, language, culture, as well as socialization. Hayles (2012) puts forward in the book “How We Think” four powerful types of creative thinking. There are also aides to thinking in the new age, which are technological such as the digital media as well as contemporary.
My definition of ethics would be the most appropriate way of dealing with a situation. Ethics amount to moral attributes that guide actions and reactions. This definition of ethics comes from lessons in school and the development of the idea and knowledge in the mind to hold to that as the definition. Learning is a continuous process and what is instilled in the mind out of it formulates the perception of a particular topic and in this case, an individual’s definition of ethics.
Right and wrong are ideals that the human race is faced with in every sphere of our interaction. Since toddlerhood, humans are taught that right is the good thing and wrong is the bad thing. Another lesson has been that right/good is to be appreciated and wrong/bad is to be reprimanded. Family and religion go hand in hand in the process of formulating what is right and what is wrong. Shocking is the fact that outside family, friends and political affiliation in some ways did not fit the bill of what I defined as right or wrong. In socializing with them, I have come to a point of having to critically think about what to categorize as right or wrong which might not be absolute as taught by family and religion.
In conclusion, right and wrong are not absolute and differ across cultures considering if born in a