2 minute video: Why Ethics Matter, Part 10
What is the ethical response to the Florida shooting? Is it the fault of guns? Of the NRA? Of President Trump? Of the media?
To all of these, the answer is yes... and no. Collective problems usually imply collective responsibility, which makes it easy for anyone to blame anyone else.
But that doesn't solve our problems. It just makes them worse by enabling all of us to avoid taking responsibility and making the communication necessary to problem-solving impossible. The first step in leadership is doing what we can do. Only then is it reasonable to talk about what others should do.