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Haley Goranson

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Which is more important, to do right or to do good?

A rich man walks down the street and drop a 20 dollar bill. You know he will not even notice it is gone. On the side of the street sits a beggar who looks really hungry. The good thing is to give the money to the beggar, the right thing is to give it back to the man who dropped it.

- Maybe instead of taking this question , as a question of right and wrong or judgment, perhaps what we can take from this is that there are a variety of opinions and many people have different ideas of what is morally right. That is beautiful to me. This is just an example that good and right are almost undefinable, or at the least the definition is always changing for everyone.

Topics: money poverty

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  • Jan 6 2013: Well, is it right to let a poor beggar go hungry while a rich man walks down the street happy and full?

    Personally, I believe that what is right and what is good are very subjective but also similar to each other. However, I try to do what is right. Many people that we consider tyrants (Hitler, Stalin, Etc.) have tried to do good while ignoring what is right. And we have seen the devastating effects that this attitude caused. There is a lot of wrong in the world, and we will never solve all of the problems that plague us and others. But we can do what is right and hope that others will do the same. And if everyone does what they think is right, then I believe that consequently, good things will happen.

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