Three different things are to learn ethics, teach and live. Learn, as learning has been understood throughout history, is relatively simple. Simple, I say, if it were to acquire information and knowledge and reach, only to am a more complex process is to teach it to others. Someone must have occurred to that it was possible to convert an ethics course and since then included in the academic programs of institutions dedicated to training new professionals. It is assumed that in a semester, usually the latter, the student next to be linked to professional life, should be prepared to act as a reliable person to your employer, your colleagues and society. Very difficult is to build a scale of values and build an ethical lifestyle but it’s even harder to achieve than others, in this case the disciples, also have a range of values adjusted to social needs, legal and policy and, of course, a lifestyle that then gain confidence to people and institutions. Who made a commitment to teaching ethics sooner or later come to the conclusion that they have a huge responsibility to its students a huge commitment to the country, a delicate and a duty and supreme with the community.
Among their duties will have all of a teacher but in addition it is desirable to take at least two others: the preaching by example and demonstrate that his is not the most boring, dull and unnecessary in many subjects exist in the plan studies. Let’s talk first of the good example. The best preacher, I know is the personal example and the way we live, act, do and feel. And not just in a stage of life but all the time. The ethics professor may use the newest tools, apply the most sophisticated instruments and go to the most desirable teaching techniques but the beginning and end of their work will always give the assurance that their actions and example that can offer through their behavior. On the other hand, the intrepid professor, in addition to teaching the philosophical component of ethics and conduct the boy to his office to the proper port of reliability, is forced to change the image that the study area has been between those who see it as monotonous , suppose, take it as a treatment for insomnia own and their peers. And, last but not least, has to deal with those who believe that ethics is a filler and a distraction to divert attention from the specific areas of study.
Fernando Savater, in his book “Ethics for Amador” tells us that ethics is not a manual of what not to do. ” No more missing, in a book where the central idea is freedom, ethics can not become a constraint on freedom of decision and action of people and less of those who seek a meeting open and real with its own history and destiny . Ethics can not be a steady accumulation of data and knowledge. It is, however, a way of life in BC and now. A guideline to make correct decisions when the calm waters lead us peacefully along the route chosen or when the turbulent sea and threatens to lead to adverse background. Or, just when the threat appears to us sensual and seductive temptation. In all cases, the ethics will be a good counselor. Hence the need to consider it as a subject for life.