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Post by Mallory Whitaker » 11 Aug 2017, 07:45

I definitely wouldn't murder or steal for money. I might lie. It depends on the amount/what the lie is. I probably wouldn't but for the sake of being honest, there's a chance I'd do it. But I agree with others, money isn't the end all be all.

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Post by greenstripedgiraffe » 11 Aug 2017, 08:51

Not extreme things like murder, lying, stealing, sex - none of that is worth whatever money. But, I would do some things that I am not comfortable with for money. Like - I am NOT a runner. out of shape, overweight, etc., but if I were going to be paid handsomely for running a marathon or something, I'd definitely give it a go. Or, I'd run around in a cow suit for a day for cash. Depending on the cash amount and the task - I would do it. But, say the marathon example, it would have to be a few hundred dollars LOL
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Post by michelonline29 » 12 Aug 2017, 03:09

It is not worth it to lie, steal or even murder for a huge amount of money because it is immoral. I would not do anything bad just to get a huge amount of money.
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Post by Bluecobia » 12 Aug 2017, 10:39

Yes as others have said what one might do for money varies greatly with the situation. Kill or steal not unless my family was threatened. Write a book review of a good book I have read - sure I would be glad to be paid for that.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 13 Aug 2017, 00:48

Christina Rose wrote:I have never been one to put such importance on money. If we have enough to get by, we are good. Sure, having more is nice, but my priorities fall elsewhere, namely family.
I believe this is true if one is financially secured. One is forced to think of money over other things if the life of his loved ones is at stake. For example, if a family member is suffering from an illness and it demands a good sum of money for medication.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 13 Aug 2017, 12:40

Crime is not an option for me, I think and hope. But I can beg and do manual labor, if and when necessary.

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 14 Aug 2017, 05:34

greenstripedgiraffe wrote:Not extreme things like murder, lying, stealing, sex - none of that is worth whatever money. But, I would do some things that I am not comfortable with for money. Like - I am NOT a runner. out of shape, overweight, etc., but if I were going to be paid handsomely for running a marathon or something, I'd definitely give it a go. Or, I'd run around in a cow suit for a day for cash. Depending on the cash amount and the task - I would do it. But, say the marathon example, it would have to be a few hundred dollars LOL
This is great! We can beat the things we were not used to if a good sum of money is at stake.

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Post by Athena Moon » 14 Aug 2017, 08:26

I have never tasted big money and wouldn't actually know how would I feel to have as much. One thing for sure, I wouldn't kill, steal or somehow else obtain money illegally. It's not worth the risk. Love is something worth dying for.

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Post by Harmony Hills » 14 Aug 2017, 09:06

As the bible says, "The love of money is the root of all evil". Money is not an evil thing. We could work and get paid for what we deserve. But to love it, and be greedy of it will just lead to self-destruction, so I wouldn't do anything for money.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 16 Aug 2017, 09:19

Not committing any illegal act or something just to get money is easier said than done because it takes a strong foundation of morality and spirituality to do so.

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Post by ritah » 16 Aug 2017, 13:13

Amagine wrote:I would never go against my morals for money. There are many things that I would never do just simply for the sake of money.
I agree with is, doing otherwise would be a betrayal of self which would make it hard for me to live with myself. So I'd rather not corrupt my morals or who I am as a person for money. It just doesn't seem worth it. Greed takes more than it gives.

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Post by Storygamer88 » 17 Aug 2017, 20:27

In general, I wouldn't commit crimes for money. The most may be lying a bit when selling a used item and saying it's lightly used or so, but I think murder and burglary are wrong.

I think dignity, humility and pride are important and there's no need to cheat unless you're forced to.
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Post by Moniquejm » 17 Aug 2017, 20:59

Money is really a need in our life. Most people are becoming greedy just to have the money they want but there are still people who really want to work hard for money. I myself want to have money in a legal and good way for me to spent it happily.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » 18 Aug 2017, 07:29

Bending your morals or hurting someone just for your own gain is not acceptable to me. Money is important but not more than someone's life and neither their integrity. Stealing from someone or even killing someone for money is one of the worst things.

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Post by Czarmaine AM » 19 Aug 2017, 00:32

This question made me remember this quote "Money can't buy happiness but it can buy you a coffee and it's pretty much the same thing" haha Anyway, I do believe that it's very important to be financially secured. But going extremes such as stealing and doing other illegal stuff is totally out of the line.
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