In his book “The Ethics of the Dust,” John Ruskin has a series of essays that consist of a teacher’s discussions with school girls about ethics. In the essay entitled, “Crystal Virtues,” one of the young women asks, “Well, but if people do as well as they can see how, surely that is right for them, isn’t it?”
“…right is right and wrong is wrong. It is only the fool who does wrong, and says he, ‘I did it for the best.'”
“But surely nobody can always know what is right?”
“Yes, you always can, for to-day [sic]; and if you do what you see of it to-day [sic], you will see more of it, and more clearly to-morrow [sic].”
We get better at ethics with each choice of right over wrong.