What do I believe in? What do I value? How do I decide whether one thing is more important than another? How do I weigh my own responsibilities against those of society?
It is a common belief that our individual values, collective values and ethical standards define us both as individuals and as people. But, thanks to the growing complexity of life on earth, these values are no longer simple and straightforward, nor do they go unquestioned. In today’s world we deal with conflicts of ethics and values that did not exist at one time. I personally am dealing with conflicts in values that did not exist in my life at one time. Is it acceptable for warriors to go about killing their enemies because of their adopted ethics of being protectors and defenders of lives?