Ethics can’t be about justice — about what other people deserve. Ethics must be about us — about how we choose to define our character.
If we base moral decisions on anything else, we will do wrong, because we live in a time when the fragmented nature of society distorts our intentions and makes it difficult to comprehend the consequences of our actions. Therefore, modern ethics must be rooted in character because it is present, because it is immediate, because it is not distorted by bureaucracy, or global consumer markets.
If you do harm unto an evil person, you are not just. You are a harmful person.
Right and wrong are no longer determined by impact. They are determined by character.