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Social Apathy: Why do we choose to look away?

Social Apathy: Why do we choose to look away?


I will never forget the day when I turned “bad.”


It was hot and humid in tropical Cambodia and the sun had already awoken from its slumber hours ago. With glistening beads of sweat streaming down their faces, two girls, no more than 10 years old, approached me and put forth a basket of handmade bracelets, each covered in a fine layer of dirt. A sign below one of the girl’s baskets read “1 for 1,000…


Added by Justin Chang on December 30, 2017 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Ethical Degradation and a Tipping Point: A Micro Solution to Macro (Global) Problems

Everybody Cheats

A world leading psychology and behavioral economics professor at Duke University Dan Ariely wrote about well-known Enron scandal in his seminal book The Honest Truth about Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone - Especially Ourselves. “Everyone involved with Enron was deeply corrupt… but I began to think that there may have been a different type of dishonest at work–one that relates more to wishful blindness and is…


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Looking for a Humanity

We may live in times when the world is entering more dangerous in decades. There are many controversies happening around us over recent years. From the bullying in real life until hate speech or trash-talking in social media, from the terrorism until ethnic cleaning. We may live in times where the difference was easy to find, either race, ethnic, color, religion, age, gender, and politic view but not with the tolerance. We may live in times when the world not being a home for everyone…


Added by Riska Awalia Lestari on December 30, 2017 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Blinded by Ignorance; Humanity’s Worst Enemy

Blinded by Ignorance; Humanity’s Worst Enemy

Gerlie Anne V. Laydia

Saint Michael's College of Laguna

High School



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Beams and Fulcrums

Seesaws are meant to be played by either rising up or dropping down. There’s no fun in just balancing at the middle. Same goes with how life works. Having an equivalent state to other people in terms of wealth is therefore a step away from impossible. Yes, we are seen by the Deity as equals but that doesn’t mean that He’ll give everyone similar blessings. With that set-up, most individuals still gets…


Added by Beatrice Valen Peñaflor on December 30, 2017 at 11:58am — No Comments

Encompassing Social Media: Lobbying for Ethics

Encompassing Social Media: Lobbying for Ethics


An innovation without the integrities is like triumphing a war without nemeses.

With the illumination that touched the desiccated skin to the pale eyes perusing the misshapen, our civilization is gradually becoming tattered. Technology has been dominant, or even commanding, in today’s society. It has given us the opportunities, which are exceedingly favorable for us; thus,…


Added by John Carlos Ilagan on December 30, 2017 at 11:37am — No Comments

Mining: One-stop shop to accelerate the World Ending.


Mining: One-stop shop to accelerate the World Ending.




Junel R. Capawing

Saint Michael’s College of Laguna

Grade 12…


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Everyone Is Equal

Akhmedova Nellya

Second-year student at Perm National Research Polytechnic University

Humanities Faculty

Everyone Is Equal

In the modern world there are many global ethical problems. We often hear about them on the Internet and mass media. Moreover these issues are often talked over in summits. They are discussed in various forms. But there are problems that are rarely made public, most likely because these problems…


Added by Akhmedova Nellya on December 30, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Artificial Intelligence - An Ethical Concern

           The digital revolution has already paved its way towards affecting the global ethics which significantly unite every nation.

            In this day and age, almost every job is being mediated and assisted by technology which made the people to expect for further advancements. As this field continuously evolves day by day, the ideas that seemed to be impossible before is now being brought to life. Through the application of various algorithms, software, programs, and…


Added by Jazmin P. Tan on December 30, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

(Not) Taking personal responsibility

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world”Mahatma Gandhi

We’re living in a world full of ethical challenges. It goes from the most ordinary things like workplace or family dynamics to global issues like climate change. Ranking them by a particular order is pointless – everybody has his own views, thus any ranking would be strictly subjective. Since moral priorities vary from person to person, the common thing would be integrity – the devotion to…


Added by Mihail Dimitrov on December 30, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

A World Without Children, It’s Impossible.


     A child is a gift, a miracle brought into this world as they will grow up to be someone and something that can change the world. Many children had grown up to a successful person, many of them has brought changes and even made history. Let’s take a look back into our childhood, back into those adolescent years. Those years that were passed with happiness,…


Added by Nabila Ghaisani on December 30, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments

Terrorism and our Epoch: A Cause or Curse?

     A century at 21 or fanaticism at 21?; A century at 21 or aggressions at 21?; A century at 21 or melee at 21?; A century at 21 or hostilities at 21?; A century at 21 or violence at 21?; A century at 21 or crusades at 21?; Or rather a century where murder, sabotage, massacre, homicide, coerce and bombings were manifested? Certainly, a century that gave birth to the world greatest devastating ethical challenge - a century that gave birth to terrorism.

     Most of the ethical…


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Terrorism, Justifying All Ways To Reach Certain Political Goals By Using Religious Masks

Terror acts often draw the world's attention. Some cases of terror in 2017 that shocked the world's attention is the act of suicide bombing terror at the concert of famous musician from the United States, Ariana Grande (5/22/2017). Two days later followed by the terrorist suicide bombing of Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta. The world often accuses Muslims of the occurrence of such terror cases. They arbitrarily accused Muslims of the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) as part of the Muslims…


Added by Fitria Putri Lintang Sari on December 30, 2017 at 2:26am — No Comments

Poverty: The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the World Today, and a Proposal to Resolve it

Poverty: The Greatest Ethical Challenge Facing the World Today, and a Proposal to Resolve it

by Zhang Ruiwen, Eton College

Entry for Essay Contest 2017, High School

Poverty is the greatest ethical challenge of our time, and almost always tops governments’ list of priorities. Although just coming to the fore of public and academic discourse…


Added by Zhang Ruiwen on December 30, 2017 at 1:00am — No Comments

What the world’s greatest challenge and how does it affect your local community and/or the world? What are the ethical issues involved and how can we work together to overcome this problem?

The advent of both the industrial revolution and the agrarian revolution backed up by the capitalist economy ideology has helped mankind in its evolution. A noticeable improvement in certain areas such as; welfare, agricultural productivity, and efficiency in the workplace are some of the results of this advent. The globalised world today is technology driven with work force turning from labour intensity to capital…


Added by Joel Anderson on December 29, 2017 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Errors of Omission, Commission, and Emission: Moral Culpability in Climate Change and Considerations of Solar Radiation Management

Errors of Omission, Commission, and Emission: Moral Culpability in Climate Change and Considerations of Solar Radiation Management

by Katherine Culbertson, Harvard College ('18)

Entry for Essay Contest 2018, Undergraduate Category

            Homo sapiens have been manipulating our immediate environments from the dawn of time. However, with the advent of the Industrial…


Added by Katherine Culbertson on December 28, 2017 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Corruption#Essay Contest 2017#Adeleye Mary Titilayo #Ikorodu Senior High School#A student (High School).

Ethics is a moral principles, moral code, morals, morality, moral rights, and wrongs, principles, ideals, creed, rule of conduct, standards (of behaviour), virtues, dictates of conscience. The moral correctness of specified conduct. The branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles.

Ethics or moral philosophy is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending, recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct. The term ethics derives from Ancient Greek…


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Corruption; The Global Ethical Issue


Name: Ohakosim Ifeanyi Precious

Age: 24 years

An Undergraduate Student Of University Of Benin (Uniben),Ugbowo,Benin City. Nigeria.

There are a lot of ethical issues that remain unresolved and this invites more discussion by the general public and special interest groups.According to Wikipedia, defined ethical issues as problem that are recognized by people or organisation to choose between…


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To be or not to be ethical- that is the question

Afnan Hafiz, is an undergraduate student, doing her BA (Hons) in English Literature from Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan. She likes to think out of the box and wants to bring a change that will bring back human beings to the phase of being humans once again. 

To be or not to be ethical- that is the question

If aliens exist and they take a peek at our world today, they might look at…


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