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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 11 2013: Be in the moment.
    It is probably "wrong" not to be.
    The money is there. Do what you will do with it. Why turn it into a neurosis?
    We think (too much. that is one of our problems), what we do will have consequences but we really have no idea on the consequences that may really be occuring. Thinking we do is just pretending to be a God of sorts. It sounds like a God that just doesn't know what the hell to do.

    Someone watching you may think of you as a thief. Another passing by on a bus may think, "what a nice thing that person just did." A third crossing the street may be disgusted that you gave it away while another impoverished soul may assault the person you gave it too.

    Stop being neurotic. Do what you will do with it based upon how out-of-touch you are with yourself.
    It's not a dilemma, it's not a moral dilemma, it's not much of anything except a brief action taken or not taken.
    Be selfish, unselfish, feel guilty, not guilty, be true to thyself or betray yourself.
    What ever you do, live with it. You have to one way or the other.
    The only way not to, is to lie to yourself, one way or the other.
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      Jan 11 2013: We think (too much. that is one of our problems)

      I would suggest we don't think enough. It's too common for people to act without thinking, which then leads to habitual behavior that leads to many of the problems we encounter on a daily basis. Thinking critically is a necessity and a responsibility.

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