These rules are often expressed in statements about how people should behave, and the individual rules fit together to form the moral code by which a society lives. Unfortunately, the different rules often have contradictions, and people are sometimes uncertain about which rule to follow.
For instance, if you witness a friend copy someone else’s answers while taking an exam, you might be caught in a conflict between loyalty to your friend and the value of telling the truth. Sometimes the rules do not seem to cover new situations, and an individual must determine how to apply
existing rules or develop new ones. You may strongly support personal privacy, but do you think Ethics is a set of beliefs about right and wrong behavior within a society. Ethical behavior conforms to generally accepted norms—many of which are almost universal.

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