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Posted by Open Polytechnic , 14 August 2018 · 545 views

Ethics Studying distance studying Business Ethics Fitting studies in
Ethics One of the papers I did which I really got a lot from was Business Ethics. It was a core paper in the work that I am doing, and I found the whole concept and theory really interesting. I find that I use the theory in day to day life. It really pushed me to think about views on certain topics and often change my mind.

I read somewhere that you can change your mind (or opinion) with more information.

While it seems straightforward, I liked this, and ethics pushes your thinking to justify your decisions. So if you have your mind set on what you think is right, but the more information you gather you start thinking, hang on a second, this is changing, the information keeps pushing and changing your view is allowed.

One thing I read which I haven't forgotten in my studies was that we come into the world and as a generation, it is over to us to leave the world as we found it for the next generation. Problems that we have today will be solved by the younger generation as they come up with new ideas and technology.

I don't know why, but this stuck in my head. I think we can safely say that the world as we know it today for my children's generation isn't in the state that it was for my generation. For one, the plastic. Plastic doesn't simply go away - it stays for a long, long, time, and the plastic bottle I drink my coke out of today will outlive me in landfill.

But we simply don't think about it.

I have changed my rubbish and recycling ways solely because of reading that and I'm surprised at the amount of rubbish my household creates. When you start thinking about it on a global scale or even the rubbish consumed within your street, and the time it will be around for in landfill it isn't too hard to see that the planet won’t be what it was for me, for a future generation.

In one of the articles I read, the author argued that we shouldn't worry about it - as the younger generations will fix the problems of today and find a resolution.

What do you think?


This blog post was written by Lana. She fits her study in around two young children and part-time employment in the banking industry. Lana is working her way towards a Bachelor of Business at Open Polytechnic.

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