October 8, 2009

This week in my Environment of Business class, we are talking about ethics as they pertain to business.

I cannot even begin to tell you how much this subject bores me.  Allowing students to take the floor to talk about their belief system as a symposium for academic thought is a waste of time: each party is convinced that their way of seeing the issue is right.  Ethics are a belief system, and belief systems aren’t objective conversation fodder.  I don’t see anything learned about that – it is just a great way to filibuster a classroom and create a rift.

I’m just not interested in discussing my personal ethical believes with a classroom full of strangers, just as I am not interested in discussing my moral beliefs (which for this chapter in class, are pretty much interchangeable).  I don’t care to be judged in an academic setting as to what my personal beliefs are in practicing business.