The Situation With an Ethical Dilemma

Describe a personal experience in which you encountered an ethical dilemma – a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made between two courses of action, one of which involves transgressing a moral principle.

Imagine you accidentally discover that your best friend’s boy/girlfriend is cheating. Do you tell your best friend and risk hurting their feelings or being mad at you for telling them, or do you tell the cheaters what you’ve discovered, knowing that the cheaters will hate you for it? Identify what your choices are, using an ethical framework as your guide. For example, if you are using a Utilitarian framework, discuss what actions would be consistent with that framework.