Man could be born good but is driven to do unethical

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been corrupted by institutions. Man could be born good, but is driven to do unethical things by society such as drug dealing. 4. The Canadian government is also another thing which could be viewed as either good or bad depending on the way people look at it. The government is good in the sense that it provides education and healthcare to Canadian citizens; we do not have to pay thousands of dollars to teachers or to doctors. Therefore, if someone is seriously hurt they do not have to worry about paying a hospital bill, which is a huge relief to people, especially to those who live under a tight budget. The government also provides pension plans to seniors who are too old to work; therefore, they still receive money in order to support themselves. The government is good through the belief of collectivism, because it views Canada as a whole country, not individual citizens themselves. However, at times the government can be viewed as
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evil by ignoring peoples’ rights. During World War II, the government sent thousands of Japanese people living in Canada to internment camps because they were viewed as “enemies,” only because Canada was at war with Japan. Japanese people were forced out of their homes, and their belongings were taken away from them. Thus, the Canadian government performed evil acts. This relates to Plato’s conception of evil, stating that evil results in a greater impact on peoples’ lives. This is true because, many of those Japanese people who were interned would have forgotten the good things the government did for them before World War II, but they will never forget the way they were stripped from their belongings and sent away. The evilness of the government has a bigger impact on peoples’ lives rather than the goodness. 5. Discrimination is evil because it is either excluding people or simply hurting them. For example, discrimination can be signs such as “Whites Only,” or it could be offensive words. It could exist in many forms such as racism, sexism, ageism etc. but nonetheless it is evil because it causes nothing but permanent pain. Discrimination relates to moral relativism, which states that good and evil are products of local culture, custom, or prejudice. This is because, certain cultures are more racist or sexist than other cultures; there are specific areas of the world where laws still do not allow women to vote. However, in Canada there is less sexism because Canadian women have the right to vote. Nonetheless, discrimination is still evil because it often leads to violence, slavery, or even genocides, where millions of people are either killed or hurt such as during the Holocaust. Moral Principles – Reflection Paper
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There are several moral principles that shape my life and my actions; they make me who I am. However, there are certain ones that hold more importance to me than other such as beneficence, autonomy, honesty, privacy, and fidelity.
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