Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Week of Ethics!

I am Jack’s fabricating oral cavity.

For the record, I usually don’t start Week Of __________’s on a Wednesday, but due to the fact that it’s the holiday season, and that I’ve got some bizarre spare time on my hands for the next eight days, I hope to enlighten you with a Week of __________ that I’ve wanted to do for almost six months now.

For full effect, download “If Today was Your Last Day” by Nickelback and play at full volume throughout…wait, what the heck am I thinking, never listen to ANYTHING by Nickelback!

This, my friends will be a week of (Insert any word besides “epic” Johnny Thunder) proportions, this will be a week of arguing, of opinions, of what is right or wrong. This will be a week where you listen to Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” and try to see the underlying message in it that does NOT correspond with Penn State. This will be, ladies and gentlemen, the week of ethics.

What are ethics, you may ask? The Interweb defines ethics as “the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation, a guiding philosophy.” Basically, what is right and what is wrong in our everyday lives. Of course, philosophers and theologists have argued about this till they’re blue in the face, and don’t even get me started on the religious and political points of view that have been tossed to and fro about ethical dilemmas.

I’m not asking you what is right and what is wrong in life, and to soapbox your beliefs to me in a nutshell of a paragraph, what I’m asking is your thoughts on a given situation. Over the next seven days, I will present seven different hypothetical happenings, (I stress the word hypothetical, there is no doctrine or evidence to prove that any of these situations actually occurred). After reading the blogpost, I want you to tell me whether what happened in the given circumstance was ethically right or wrong, based on your own personal beliefs.

Again, can I stress that there is not a single shred of proof that can verify that ANY of the seven situations did in fact happen, however ludicrous and outlandish each story may be, I am only telling these tales from a fictional viewpoint to get the message across.

Ben Affleck: “None of this is real. They’re just fictional characters. FIC-TION-AL CHAR-AC-TERS!” Cue hand motions. (LTT)

Whatever the outcome, I would like any one of you 44 readers to tell me if what happened in the story is good or bad, right or wrong, just or unjust. Because, you the readers, the audience, are always right in whatever you say. Am I wrong for just lying to your face? Is that unethical?

I am Jack’s fabricating oral cavity.

What do you think?