Discuss about the Opinion Editorial on Human Dignity in Commerce Profession.
This report is an Opinion-editorial piece that permits me to showcase an understanding of how matters linked to human dignity along with realization of Common Good are addressable by the commerce professional practice currently and in the future. This piece analyzes the commerce profession principle of common good and human dignity. Besides this, the piece advocates the practice of deontological perspective rather than utilitarian perspective for the commerce practice to achieve common good.
As reflected in assignment one, the principles of human dignity are well documented in the principles of Catholic Social Thought (CST). As articulated by the church, the Common Good principle posit that each human person’s good remains intimately linked to the entire community’s good. I am in concurrence with this view and I believe that human person is created in the image of God, and remains a sacred and social being (Bloustein 2014).
To support the above view, I further hold that human being can solely flourish in community as the duties and rights of human being are realized as well as undertaken in community, which encompass community of family alongside the broader society and world. Accordingly, I own the view that the good of every person in society is intimately linked to that of the broader cohort or society. Partaking, peace along with proper exercise of restrained authority and protecting rights in my view, remain essential conditions for the Common Good principle.
In my view, two key understanding stand projected from the principle of Common Good that offer essential conditions to achieve such principles. The human person remains social by nature and has to be surrounded by a set of guaranteed duties and rights to make sure that there are minimum standards supporting life in society. The human person in my view, is born into a fabric of relationships and requires other people to thrive as life is never lived in isolation but rather for social unity formation.
In my view, the Common Good acknowledges that every person has to contribute to life in the society, and share in mutual benefits of societal life. Therefore, Common Good advocates respect for human person created in image of God, social well-being of cohort and its development as well as stability, peace along with security of a just order. This brings me into understanding of human dignity.
I hold the view that human dignity is demonstrated in all its radiance when the origin and destiny of person are taken into account: created by Almighty in his likeness and image and redeemed by supreme precious blood of Jesus Christ. The individual is referred to as a child in the Son as well as a living temple of Spirit, ordained for eternal life of sanctified communion with Almighty. In my view, therefore, each abuse of personal dignity of human being yells out in retribution to Almighty and is a felony against the Creator of human being (Schachter 2013).
In my commerce professional practice, the upholding confidentiality and privacy of client is paramount in achieving the Common Good. To achieve this, I am certain that my application of deontological perspective by understanding the need to adhere to my obligations along with duties when faced with ethical dilemma in practice remains productive. I hold that by following my obligations as a commerce professional to my clients and the entire society, I uphold my duty and thus I am strongly convicted that this is what is regarded as ethically correct.
The privacy and confidentially of my clients have also been guaranteed since my practice is driven by the principle that focuses on rightness or wrongness of actions themselves rather than rightness or wrongness of the consequences of such actions or to the actor’s habits and characters (Lee and Holland 2013). By this, I have always guaranteed dignity of my clients by respecting the human person I serve, working for Common Good, respect work and the workers, pursuing peace and care for poor. For this reason, I have been able to accomplish human dignity in my commerce professional practice.
Bloustein, E.J., 2014. Privacy as an aspect of human dignity: An answer to Dean Prosser. NYUL Rev., 39, p.962.
Lee, V.E. and Holland, P.B., 2013. Catholic schools and the common good. Harvard University Press.
Schachter, O., 2013. Human dignity as a normative concept. The American Journal of International Law, 77(4), pp.848-854.