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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.

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    Jan 9 2013: What is good?
    We commonly consider NGOs as good, and yet they have done harm in Africa.
    So is good just a desire to help others or is good just results that help others?

    So does good desires that end in results that harm = bad?
    And does bad desires that end in results that help = good?

    And confuse it even more, in my life I have had several experiences that were bad at first and in time turned out to be good.
    Example getting laid-off and then getting a better job that I would not have been looking for if you had not been laid-off.


    P.S. on NGOs doing harm; I refer you to Ernesto Sirolli’s TED Talk.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ernesto_sirolli_want_to_help_someone_shut_up_and_listen.html

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