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Originally posted by Ben81
Do you keep it .. finder keepers ?
Do you give it back to the person who lost it ?
It is your choice but its also a perfect occasion to show exemple to others
Just saw someone with headphones going to the elevator
droping a big 10$ bills directly in front of me at my feet when he pick up is access card
never saw he droped the bill and continued walking to the elevator
So .. i had to follow him to the elevator
saying hey .. you lost something brother
never heard me the first and second time ..
was totaly in his world listening to his music lol
i had to put the bill right in front of his face
he finally took it and say "oh thanks"
In my mind when i saw it .. no doubts about giving it back
i could have bought a smoke pack .. or a 12inch subway for diner
im not rich .. free money is always welcome
but better feel proud then ashame
and its always better to show good exemple then bad
if you want good karma coming to you .. you have to do good karma to others
I always feel very alive doing good actions like this
not the first time and not the last
but if the bill was already there on the ground .. didnt see who dropped it
will not search the whole building to know who lost 10$
What would you have done in my place ?
Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
Originally posted by avatar01
Since i am wealthy i would give it back no question. If it was a thousand bucks, I'd probably keep it.
If i was broke, I'd keep the $10.
Your situation will always determine your motives.
Because you're wealthy (whatever that means) you have enough morals to give something back to someone who obviously lost it?
If you didn't have money, you'd keep it?
What kind of floating point conscious do you have?
Originally posted by Vasa Croe
I would hand it back as I believe in karma. I have had people do the same for me. I have had people in front of me in the drive thru at multiple different fast food restaurants pay for my meal and have the drive thru window operator tell me the person in front paid for it and to pass it on sometime. There are numerous things I have either done or had happen to me that are similar that give me a boost in confidence that our society isn't all bad.
On another note, and different situation.....what do you do when you pay for something at a store and the clerk accidentally gives you more than what the correct amount of change was? I have had this happen as well...five a clerk a $20 for a pack of smokes and get a couple $10's and change for the $20 back. I have had it happen several times at different places and always give it back since I know that clerk would have had to come out of their own pocket or been fired for stealing had their drawer not counted out correctly at the end of the day. I figure a convenience store clerk probably really needs that job or the money more than I and it was the right thing to do.
Originally posted by Lionhearte
reply to post by Ben81
If that were to happen, I would return it, but do so in secret. I do not seek praise from man for "doing good", nor do I want to "feel good about myself" - I would do it simply because it BELONGS to that man or woman, not to me. Taking it will be stealing. There's no such thing as karma. It makes no sense. All that is, is a sinful world with evil people, who cause infliction on others. Good only comes from God, and because I believe in God, I want to do the things my Father does. Not because of some reward I'll be promised later, but because it's the right thing to do. Not that complicated.
Originally posted by Brandon88
reply to post by ldyserenity
Whether it is or not, I'd rather be the honorable person and return it to them. I've had plenty of strings of bad luck after making choices I knew were wrong and felt as if it was me paying for the choices I made. I'm young too being only 19, it makes me smile when I see the reactions on peoples faces when I do something they don't expect of me. In a world of dishonest people, I wanna be the honest person. Even if that means I'm the only one. It doesn't matter whether I see the return of good karma or not, as long as I know I did the right thing.