Ethical Reasoning

Everyone has personal values that helps them differentiate right from wrong. In some situations, making decisions that are morally right can be a difficult task. In the reading “The Cost of Caring” by Rachel Aviv, Emma has to decide whether to stay with her numerous children with a low paying job to provide for them or leave them to find a better paying job in America to provide for them. She ultimately leaves her kids and goes to America to become a nanny for a wealthy family. It is debatable whether or not her decision was morally right but in the end, it was the only way to put her kids through college so that they could get jobs for themselves. If she stayed with them, her kids would have been at risk of malnutrition and probably work at a low paying job because they didn’t have the money to go through college. Although Emma made a smart decision, she hasn’t seen her kids in 16 years.