Ethics and morals are used interchangeably but both are different in true sense. Ethics are the principles made by somebody else such that rules in a workplace and the codes of religion for life spending. Morals are the principles or rules that are made by a man himself for himself regarding his doings.
Ethics are the principles made by somebody else such that rules in a workplace and the codes of religion for life spending. It is taken from Greek word “ethos” meaning character. Ethics can be social, company ethics, family ethics or religion ethics. Ethics depends upon others. Ethics belong to some group of people depending upon their habitat. These are externally imposed rules. Ethics vary from place to place. Ethics of a school are different while at home the ethics are different for the same child.
Morals are the principles or rules that are made by a man himself for himself regarding his doings. It is taken from Latin word “mos” meaning custom. Morals are made by ours self for spending our lives. It is your compass for deciding right and wrong. Morals don’t change from place to place but remains same everywhere because they belongs to you. Morals are the internal rules set by you. It can be changed but only if your beliefs change.
- Ethic is taken from Greek language while moral is taken from Latin language.
- Ethics are external rules imposed on you while morals are the internal rules made by you.
- Ethics vary from place to place, from community to community while morals rarely changes only with the change in your beliefs.
- There may be conflict between the morals and ethics where you can follow only one.
- You may violate the ethics of a society for your morals.
- You may violate your morals for the ethics of a society.
- Ethics can be your morals but your morals are not necessary to be ethics.
- You have to follow ethics for survival in a community but and to follow your morals for your own satisfaction.
- Drinking is prohibited in Islamic ethics and you drink it for your satisfaction. Then you are violating the ethics for your morals.