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‘Ethics is probably the most difficult concept to define. ’ Justify this statement.

One justification for the veracity of the quote is the simple truth that humans have been trying since before the Ancient Greeks to define ethics. As centuries have passed, more and more versions of ethics and the subject's implication for the way we live our lives have resulted. The difficulty in defining ethics comes from the varying views of human nature. If a person believes in absolute morality, that will affect his or her ethics (in business, medicine, relationships, etc.). For example, if I believe that lying is always wrong and never an option, then I will not "cover" for someone at work, and I will not call in sick when I'm not truly sick. If, however, someone believes in relative morality, that will also affect that person's ethical standards. That person might be willing to lie for a co-worker because his relationship with that co-worker is more important that telling the truth to his employer (that decision results from that person's ethics); similarly, that person might call in sick when he is not sick if it means that he will be able to spend more time with his partner or child, to further develop that important relationship.

Because so many people have different experiences and philosophies of life, ethics in most humans' eyes will never be universal.

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