To  start thinking about doing ethics in a bit more detail, I believe you  will enjoy viewing the following Ted Talk video from Michael D.  Burroughs at Penn State University. View the video here: 

The Significance of Ethics and Ethics Education in Daily Life | Michael D. Burroughs | TEDxPSU

For this assignment, answer the following questions fully:

  1. According to the video, what is an “everyday ethicist”? Do you believe you are an everyday ethicist? Why or why not?
  2. Research discussed in the video shows  that most middle and high schools “avoid, ignore, and pretend the  issues will go away” when it comes to discussing ethical issues in the  classroom. Was this your experience in middle school and/or high school?  Explain your answer.
  3. In your view, how important is a  discussion of the everyday ethical issues we face in life? Should it be  part of required college curriculum? Why or why not?

 This is the video :