My Ethics And Personal Values

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In Mexicali B.C. Mexico during May 1998, my mother was taking me to school and we ran into one of the neighbors and I forgot to greet them. I remember my mother slap me in the side of the head. She told me that “being politeness, does not make you weak”. From that day, I learn that I had to greet and it does not matter if I did not like that individual or if I was angry at something Else. This can be something insignificant to others, but this is where my ethics began. You’re personal values and ethical principles changes depending on what era in your life you are in and what decision you have to do in the moment of the ethical decision. First, I will begin by how I obtain my child personal values, ethical principles and some of the examples.…show more content…
My parents had a core foundation of catholic religion, but they put a twist of their own personal ethics and morals, specially my father because he was in the Mexican military. This is one of the reasons, I believe my ethics are based on personal values and ethical principles. I remember attending Sunday church and listening to the priest explaining the 10 commandments. Commandment number IV got my attention because it states “Honor your father and mother” (Donovan, 2016). I never question my parents the way of teaching us on what was right and wrong. For instance, they believe in spanking us, but as we got older they explain us that it’s a difference between spanking and being abusive parents because they had a close friend that they will beat their kids for any reason. My father for being was stricter because of his military background. If we…show more content…
The Air Force has three core values that are Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do. (Schwartz, 2012) The core value has integrity first because being active duty you are 365 days, 24 hours, 7 days week on call. We always need to do the right thing even though when no one is watching because we don’t only represent the base you are station but United States. My career is a jet engine mechanic and sometimes we have work by ourselves and we cannot be tempt it to cut corners to finish a job quicker because of your personal desires. Then “Service before self” describes that we don’t have to be selfish and you don’t have to put your personal wants versus what you can offer to the Air Force and your country. In my personal experience, my oldest daughter was 3 months old when I left to Korea for a year. Yes, it broke my heart but my devotion to my military path and dedication, I sacrifice my personal needs. At last, is “excellence in all we do.” We have to have pride in what we do on a daily basis. We cannot only give 100%, but we have to go above and beyond. I recall when I was deployed to Balad Air Base Iraq. I work 50 days on 12-14 hour shift because we were short manned. When someone complaint or when I was getting tired I remember that I was fighting for the freedom of my love ones and my country. I base my
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