Recall an important moral or ethical decision you have made, and use the following focus questions to help you think about your decision-making process:
- What was the dilemma and what decision did you make?
- What framework or ethical precepts guided your decision making?
- What was/were the source(s) of those precepts? Was it your conscience? Family, community, or cultural values? The wisdom of a moral or religious thinker? Literature? Scripture? Reason, or a scientific understanding? Some combination of sources?
- Why did you decide to grant that source the authority you ultimately gave it?