Hi Teddi, What a wise Mother! I've not heard that one before I like it!
I think Ethics in general have been out of favor especially in the latter half of the last century. But thankfully through groups like this and other like minded people the words and knowledge of the success teachers of the 18th, 19th and early 20th Centuries are slowly being heard and absorbed!
We have modern technology to thank for this bringing the World and it's leaders together in seconds. I truly believe that this is what 2012 is all about it's the end of the old world that has become greedy and competitive and the start of new co-operating serving world! There is a massive human consciousness shift!
So bring on Ethics and taking Responsibility for our actions!