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How do individuals decide what is right rather than what is convenient to do?

In his Talk, Edward Snowden mentioned that he choose to act based on what was right rather than what was convenient for him. I think that this particular topic should be further explored, especially when there exists significant personal costs and risks?

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  • Apr 4 2014: Good God. Right and wrong? In an effort to keep it simple and logical let us examine a rather crude example:- you find a wallet in a public place loaded with money. Do you return to owner or keep it? Those who choose to keep and benefit from the "find" are dishonest and WRONG, Who would say otherwise and provide valid reasons?
    • Apr 4 2014: Too simple. "How do individuals decide what is right rather than what is convenient to do?"
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      • Apr 4 2014: Esteban,
        Yes and this is precisely the "mumbojumbo" that muddies the water. Why would you do that - dishonesty(playing games)? Keeping something you know belongs to someone else is THEFT - plain and simple; no matter how much "mumbojumbo" you sell saying otherwise. Again why would YOU try to sell that MJ???

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