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Decision Making Decisions decisions decisions It sometimes seems as if life is all about decisions doesnt it The Internet article that Ive chosen to summarize and critique in this composition deals with the art andor science of decision making More specifically it deals with the issue of making ethical decisions as its title Making Ethical Decisions implies httpwwwjosephsoninstituteorg The article gives a hypothetical example of an extreme situation in which a very tough ethical decision must be made It then asks the reader what decision heshe would make in this situation Here is the hypothetical situation taken straight from the article Say you are the widowed parent of three children You have no immediate family or close friends A severe recession has left you jobless for 18 months Your skills are not in demand Six months ago you started looking outside your field increasingly willing to take anything But even minimum wage positions were scarce and did not pay enough for one person to live on much less four Youre deep in debt and have filed for bankruptcy The stress has triggered your diabetes you have no medical coverage You are three months overdue on the rent and have been served with an eviction notice Youve been trying to keep a cheerful hopeful attitude for your children who so far dont know the extent of the familys woes Now a job you applied for 12 months ago has come up The salary is higher than any youve ever received and the benefits package would cover your whole family You are told the choice is between you and one other person but you have to swear in writing that you have never taken illegal drugs Trouble is you have You used to smoke marijuana not a lot but regularly You have never taken any other illegal drug and you dont use marijuana anymore either - but that
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