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Are Unethical Acts Essential for Success?

Posted on the 09 December 2021 by Anupam Raj

In the context of the present scenario, it is almost impossible to imagine living without the material amenities available.

The recognition of any person in society is in all respects based on the performance of their success and achievements.

It is a well-known fact that success and money are the main factors for pursuing a life with amenities.

Image - Never be unethical.

To become a successful person you not only require an ideal ideology, truthfulness, ethics, and perfect skills, but you also need to follow all the characteristics of a successful person.

"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. —  Swami Vivekananda.

To achieve success in any scope of life, it is always necessary to set targeted objectives, and even more important is to make strategies to accomplish the objectives. In fact, this strategy determines whether to achieve the targeted objectives ethically or unethically.

Every single person in the world thinks about or tries to achieve his success without betrayal and cheating on anyone or doing any unethical acts.

Can it actually be possible to achieve success on the practical level without doing any unethical acts?

In the present scenario, we will find that there are many different types of articles and videos are available on the internet about how to achieve success, some of the motivational speeches also say that the only way to achieve success is to simply imbibe success. If you think at which cost ​​they are getting success, then you will never be able to succeed, so if you want to be successful in life then never worry about how you are getting it.

In reality, on the journey towards success, at any point or any situation, some obstacles which are denoting humanity, principles, and ethicality are definitely had to be faced.
Success and its circumference ​are different for every person i.e. every person's point of view is different for every task and every person looks at it from the perspective of the circumstances available to him. 

Although different people have different points of view in terms of being a successful person in life, Some people consider success in life only by the dimensions of related to the only money matters. On the other hand, some people consider all the dimensions of success in life only for the betterment of themselves and their family, for which they do not desist from harming their friends, relatives, or those who know them by using them for the benefit of themselves or their family. They do not differentiate between ethical or unethical and right or wrong in order to accomplish it. — Author.

So at the same time, some people have don't contain any space in their life for the issue of ethical or unethical and right or wrong, they always determine to obtain success according to the prevailing environment and circumstances for their snippet of the cake and butter in life.

Image - Thali ka Baigan, थाली का बैंगन.

Such kinds of people, whatever it will be a thing, a person, or any work they consider to be a perfect one but when the ambiance and circumstances are changed then they begin to consider it inappropriate and vice versa. 

In the present scenario, the number of these kinds of people is in an abundance of majority and such people achieve the desired success quite quickly in life.

While some people consider success in life only from the dimensions of an ideal idealogy and ethicality and they don't have any space for unfairness and unethicality in their life under any circumstances for which they sometimes have to face dire consequences.

It does not matter whether he is male or female, rich or poor or what is his status, Every person wants to achieve success in his work and keeps trying and working hard according to the resources and ability available to him.

Also, there is does not matter what is his work area or which type of work he is doing and every person wants to achieve success by mastering that field, that is, everyone who works in any field wants to do something big towards achieving his objectives.

But according to the practical ground realities, the biggest problem arises when anyone does not succeed to achieve their determined desired objectives despite honesty, dedication, and hard-working, as a result, starts moving towards disappointments, and after some time span, when he gets frustrated then he gives up trying to be successful, or he gets attracted towards unethicality to achieve desired success.

However, it is a different matter of fact that even if anyone works towards unethicality to achieve success, there is no certainty of achieving success.

Main factors for not achieving success:

Although there can be many reasons for failure in life, according to my experience these four reasons are mainly responsible.

  • 1. Lack of well-planned time-bound project to achieve the target, tendency to procrastinate, acted only when there was a desire to do so.
  • 2. Not having any command over himself like unplanned routine, eating at will, roaming freely, spending at will, etc.
  • 3. Lack of dedication and loyalty to work towards achieving the targeted objectives.
  • 4. Due to lack of ethicality is intentionally behaving unethically with other people or knowing that something is harming others and benefiting themselves, so they keep on deceiving others.
  • 5. If you have surrounded by the majority of scanty standard people who are always conspiring to bring you down behind your back or keep discouraging you. 
  • 6. Due to the lateness in obtaining the required success, get distracted and give up in a quite short span.
  • 7. Lack of comprehensive information related to the project/work to be done. 
  • 8. If you have focused on the outcome of your targeted project rather than its impeccant progress and waste too much precious time on unnecessary tasks.
  • 9. Getting caught into the trap of any sort of targeted conspiracy by someone. 
  • 10.You are not able to keep your network, business activities, and social circle elaborate quite enough or are not able to exploit that appropriately. 

What is the main thing that stops us from achieving our well-planned goal or objective in spite of hard work with honesty and dedication? Why does this happen?

According to my point of view, a good and ethical person and a successful person are two different things? If it does not happen in any case or anywhere, then it will be considered as a part of the rare of rare categories.

In fact, ethicality determines which kind of practical code of conduct is socially permissible for anyone's activities towards others.

And according to this ethical social code of conduct, everyone should always try to achieve success in their life.

Image - Never do unethical acts for success.

My way of consideration towards this matter, to achieve success in life, any work can be done in two ways.

  • 1. To achieve success by unethical acts.
  • 2. To achieve success by ethical acts.

Now there is a need to understand is that which types of activities are classified separately as ethical or as unethical.

Ethical activities:

There is a lot of confusion regarding the Hindi version of Ethics. Some people call it in Hindi "नैतिकता" and some people call it in Hindi "नीतिशास्त्र" Actually, both of them have different importance in different situations.

Ethicality has a direct concern with religion, work, relations, salvation, mercy, charity, forgiveness, wealth, character, justice, benevolence, that is, if ethicality is included in life then all these values ​​of life can be executed without any complexities.

Ethicality is actually a cluster of accepted rules, laws, and customs in a society or situation that regularize the actions performed by anyone for the socio public welfare.

"Ethical" is a broad meaning 'word' which is generally defined as their acts according to the place and condition of any individual, group, business, corporate, social, religion, art, sport, or trust, etc.

It is said and believed that any society without ethics is like a wild-life and the people living in it are like a wild beast of that society.

A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. — Albert Camus.
Since the human being is a social creature and we need the cooperation of each other to live without any obstacles and if our conduct is always ethical, then there are maintains always a cordial relationship with all the acquaintances and relatives.

It also needs to be understood here that some acts are ethical while being unethical and vice versa. Just as a doctor gives proper treatment to a very bad or criminal injured person, here the ethical act of the doctor is to treat him and not to see what kind of person the injured person is.

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