Winning is everything; it’s the only thing. It is a famous motto many people use in their lives. They are ready to do everything to achieve a particular goal. However, I believe that it does matter what methods to use to attain a certain purpose. Unethical actions or things that can damage others are unacceptable, even if they might help to attain success.
Ethical behavior is the basis of human interaction. Living in a society, it is impossible to disregard others’ needs or act in ways that can damage the community (Velasquez et al., 2010). The benefit for one person will not help to compensate for harm done to the majority. For this reason, winning is not everything, it is a desirable outcome, but it cannot be achieved at the cost of others.
Moreover, damaging others, either physically or mentally, is also unacceptable. It will depreciate the value of such victory and result in the exclusion from a particular society (“3 steps for effective and ethical goal planning,” 2017). As a result, a winner will suffer from a poor attitude and isolation, which is also undesired for human beings who are social creatures. Moreover, in some cases, too strong a will to win can lead to cheating or crimes, which cannot justify such actions.
Altogether, the idea that winning is everything is accepted by many people as their motto. However, for me, this saying cannot be used as the main guideline as the price can be too big. Unethical behavior should be prohibited in communities as it will decrease the quality of life. Moreover, actions that damage others cannot be used to attain success. That is why trying to attain success; is critical to choose appropriate methods.
3 steps for effective and ethical goal planning. (2017). Reflektive. Web.
Velasquez, M., Andre, C., Shanks, T., & Meyer, M. (2010). What is ethics? Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Web.