When asked to make a decision from an ethical stand point it can be difficult. How does one come to a decision that is, from their view, ethical? Many people make their decisions within ethics, and even their everyday lives based off of the utilitarian approach. Utilitarianism is described as “a moral principle that holds that the morally right course of action in any situation is the one that produces the greatest balance of benefits over harms for everyone affected”. In both articles, Calculating Consequences: The Utilitarian Approach to Ethics and The Drowning Child and the Expanding Circle, they gave scenarios where you had to make a choice. In Calculating Consequences it made a point that in a situation you will do “the greatest good for the greatest number”. Basically saying that if you have to injure one person to save five others, its ethically okay. In The Drowning Child article it gave several scenarios that allow you to reflect on yourself and how you make decisions. It made a point that we are more likely, as humans, to help and give our time to things we can see. We all fail to see how some of our everyday actions could be detrimental to other people and places that are out of our sight. All and all, these articles left me with a question. If we could see how our actions effected people and places that are out of sight, would we make choices that benefit more people over time or make choices based on the benefit in the moment, even if it is detrimental to a large group of people?