made without deliberation and trusting one∆s instincts in the final analysis is often best.
Decisions that an individual makes must be based on whether or not they bring happiness to the individual, not based on whether or not they bring happiness to others.
In decisions that pit family obligations against personal desires, the choice that promises the most opportunistic future should be adopted.
In reviewing these three ethical principles, I believe that the first and second can be blended into one principle. They are quite similar. The first principle argues that individual decisions must be based on personal happiness, not the desires of others. The second argues that difficult decisions should entail deliberation and rely on one∆s instincts as a gauge of validity. However, the two could be grouped into one principle that is broader and which might be stated as the following: Difficult personal decision must be deliberated, based on personal happiness more than the desires of others and use instinct as a gauge of integrity.
When looked at in a rational manner, it seems like the decisions that most make the individual happy are those that are the most ethical. While poor decisions may appear to bring happiness, they may not because they were not properly thought out and what was chosen only seemed to promise happiness. For example, if I would have chosen to reject my family∆s wishes and pursue a career in engineering I might have felt extremely happy if I only considered my happiness when deliberating the issue. Instead, I viewed the situation more in depth and saw a higher form of happiness I might have if I chose another decisions. By entering the business I could make many more people in my family secure and happy. This outweighed my own happiness. However, if I had not thought out the situation this deeply, I might have pursued engineering thinking it would make me very happy. Years from now if my family∆s business failed and my relatives∆