Question of the Week #251

Would you steal money from someone wealthy if you could get away with it and thought it was the only way to support your family?

No. Even if I could get away with it, I’d still know what I’d done. Just because you don’t get caught doing the wrong thing doesn’t make it not wrong.

And there are always other ways to support a family. They may not be ways that are always comfortable or convenient, but there are ways. And they’re legal, so that’s what I’d go with.

But what about you? Are you okay with stealing from a wealthy individual if you could get away with it? Let me know down in the comments!

*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

4 thoughts on “Question of the Week #251

    • I would. That happened to me once in high school (back when I still used cash). I was at a drive through getting food on my way to work. I realized the girl gave me a 10 instead of a 5 with my change. But in that case I figured it out before I left the parking lot and was able to just park and run inside.

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  1. I’d only do it if it was an actual crisis, like if someone I loved had a life-endangering illness and insurance wouldn’t cover it. If I actually used it to save someone’s life it would be the lesser of two evils. Otherwise no, I’d just end up feeling guilty.

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