What are principles if we cannot abide by them? Should principles guide us? Or does empathy guide us? Where’s the right balance?
I remember a talk on ethics and empathy. If we lean toward empathy, that doesn’t mean that our choices are ethical. We may choose to help the young boy who has a sob storyâ€”the one where he never got to see daylight and the one where he was caught indoors and all he wanted to do was play with his friends and learn about science. But then we might naturally ignore the big-boned woman who lives with depression and diabetes…who has a story that doesn’t make our heart warm.
I choose what’s right.