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The choice between life and death is a serious one which involves difficult decisions But there is more to the decision than simply pull the plug or dont pull the plug Decisions about life and death concern the ethics and morality of the individuals involved The death of a person rarely only affects that single person usually there are family members and friends who care about the well being of the person All things considered individuals are allowed to sign a legal document a living will in which they outline what they want to happen regarding their life if they are unable to express their wishes later on A living will document allows an individual the freedom to decide what will happen to them regardless of what a family memberfriend might want But whose decision should it be whether an individual lives or dies American society highly values tolerance of conflicting moral values It also values the right of the individual to control or govern him self or herself according to his or her own reasoning and ethical valuesScenarios page 416 The freedom that a living will creates for people during critical stages of their lives is an important right that should not be denied The reasons that people make certain decisions regarding living wills can be traced back to the morals and ethics of each individual A persons morals are as much a part of them as their personality Both morality and personality are created within a person due to many outside factors Morals and personality are influenced by the environment situations that the person encounters and beliefs that are learned by or instilled in the person Everyone has a set of morals whether they consider certain types of decision-making morality or not Morality consists of a set of rules that individuals voluntarily agree to abide by There are rules within each of us that allows us to decipher between right and wrong
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