The term "ethics" has evolved over the centuries and no longer refers to evaluating someone's life, but rather to custom, habituality, and virtuous actions.
The word "ethics" is used by corporations worldwide to define their values, but its meaning is constantly disputed and manipulated for social and political gain.
Ethics cannot be simplified to a ready-made table because it requires a deeper understanding of the values it aims to protect and a disposition to think about convivial justice.
A lady president of a multinational company asked the speaker to write a code of ethics for her, but he refused because he couldn't be the author of something for a place he didn't know.
Ethics is crucial for society to ensure fair coexistence, and it is important to prioritize collective values over personal gain, as morality is a matter of conscience and not driven by fear of punishment or external judgment.
Morality is about personal autonomy and defining one's own principles, not about external control or fear of punishment.
Taking the guava paste without being caught is a moral dilemma, but being filmed changes the situation to one of fear and prudence rather than morality.
Ethics is the triumph of coexistence over appetites, the victory of social harmony over destabilizing pretensions, and the primacy of community values.
This article is a summary of a YouTube video "LISTA: #06 Melhores falas de Clóvis de Barros Filho sobre Ética" by Casa do Saber