The early years of a person’s life are the most critical, and it is important that good ethical thinking is developed in these years rather than waiting until it is too late. Some people are brought up to believe that it is wrong to copy others’ work, while others grow up thinking that it is okay as long as no one finds out about it. You are right when you say that personal ethics is all about being an honest person because it really does not matter if someone else finds out about it or not—it all comes down to peace of mind that you have not done anything that may be considered wrong from an ethical standpoint. You will succeed in further education because your attitude to the situation is the right one. Being honest will always get you further than trying to lie your way through school.