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Free money here i come!
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#1
I don't know if this is discussed, i may have seen something familiar on this forum looong ago but i don't remember, don't think so.

So anyway. If someone told you that you could get 1 million bucks without doing a crap, but the only negative thing is that one random person on earth is going to die.

Would you reject the offer and let the random person live, or would you accept, knowing the consequenses of the persons and his family/friends etc?

I personally would go for the money

Discuss.
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#2
Yes.
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#5
ill would get the money as long as i never learn who the person was
#6
Yeah I've seen this exact thread less then a few months ago, but no matter. Yes. I would take the money. I'd buy me that Schecter I played at GC today...
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#7
i wouldnt take it.

knowing my luck i would be the random person that would die.
#8
I wouldent take it. I wouldent have the heart.
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#11
nope. wouldnt live with myself.
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#12
Considering random people die every 6 seconds... sure... the rub is... would other people know about the deal?
#13
There was a short story I read in my literature class that was just like this. This random guy told this woman that if she pushed a button on the box, she'd receive a million dollars, but somebody she didn't know would die.


She pondered the idea, and her husband didn't like the idea at all. She ends up pushing the button, her husband gets killed in a subway accident, and the random guy calls her up and says "Hey sweet cheeks, how about supper?" Not really, he just says "You didn't really know your husband."


So no. I probably wouldn't.
#14
I wouldn't take the money.

You're killing one person if you take it, but there's at least another 10-20 people (who are close to that person), who will suffer internally.

#15
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Considering random people die every 6 seconds... sure... the rub is... would other people know about the deal?


+1

I could do it if no one else knew the deal. If "Selfish kid takes $1,000,000 instead of man's life" was plastered all over the news...
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#16
over 1000 people die everyday 1 more big deal
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#17
**** yeah, I unlike other people, can put a price on a human life.

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#18
well everyone is going to die eventually so I'd take the money. But I'd give some to his family.
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#19
No, because that one persons death affects his/her family and friends, then other people are sad for them, them more, and more, and more, and more, and more, until everyone is sad! then every insecure teenager would be so sad they would decide to be emo and cut themselves, then the others would too to fit in, they would all kill themselves, then their parents will be sad, and do what the kids did, etc...
#20
theres already enough wrong with the unbelievable greed in soceity, and that short story would be just what the greedy bastard deserved
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#21
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No, because that one persons death affects his/her family and friends, then other people are sad for them, them more, and more, and more, and more, and more, until everyone is sad! then every insecure teenager would be so sad they would decide to be emo and cut themselves, then the others would too to fit in, they would all kill themselves, then their parents will be sad, and do what the kids did, etc...



Are you kidding? People learn to deal with the death of a family member.
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#23
maybe I'm a wimp, but I don't think that I would be able to take the money and know that I killed a person. like lotsofvolume said, a lot of people would suffer, and I don't think I would be able to live myself if I did that. either I'm the pussy or those of you who said you would take the money are pussies for not being able to do the right thing, I'm not entirely sure.
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#24
I don't know if I would.

This video is about a guy who gets asked the same question and it's pretty interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrKnhOJ-R80
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#25
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over 1000 people die everyday 1 more big deal

This is very true. Yes I would and who's to say that the person wasn't going to die if you didn't take the money? No one cause the person was gonna die anyways. Well what if he was the guy that would come up with the cure for cancer or some ****? Then we're screwed. But I still would.
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#26
It all depends. First, if the dealer told me that there is an afterlife for sure then sure if he goes to heaven good for him if he goes to hell one less bad person. The question is an interesting one. Too many factors to really consider the answer on how you would honestly do it. How am I doing economically. If I don't take the money does that mean someone I love or myself will die from starvation? Will the death be painless?
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#27
what if the guy who died was conspiring to assasinate someone important in the world?
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#28
Nope. But that'd be pretty ironic if you were the one who died when you took the money.
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#32
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Nope. But that'd be pretty ironic if you were the one who died when you took the money.


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#33
Dayum, I was going to post the black button!
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It depends on who it is that is going to die.


Youd don't know, it's completely random.
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#35
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Nope. But that'd be pretty ironic if you were the one who died when you took the money.



At least then all the money would go to your family.
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#38
Well, if you could take the money to save someone else (or give money to the poor, etc).

Then, would you kill one person to save others?
Well, you don't kill that person directly, but rather choose for that person to not live (you know, like kinda what a decision a doctor makes)...

It is the same principle, but in a hyperbolic kind of state, making both options seem more diferent than in the other question...
But depending how you change the question it is the same one...

I personally would let someone die (well, at least someone I don't know, if that is part of the deal) to save more people....
#39
Sure, chances are it's going to be someone I don't know or care about.
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#40
absolutely not
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