Do you ever feel more excited about getting the package in the mail, rather than the item that’s in it?
I can understand that there is a certain thrill associated with waiting like the way Pavlov’s dogs salivated when they heard their dinner bell ring in anticipation of getting fed.
What is the difference between your ideal self and your real self? (i.e. what attribute or physical feature would allow you feel the ideal ‘you’?)
My ideal self is not an overweight, out of shape old man, but as long as I am happy in life, I try not to complain. If I had more money, nothing would matter to me.
If you found $2,000 on the ground and there were no witnesses, what would you do with it? Are you ever morally obliged to take action? Under what circumstances?
If you don’t tell anyone and nobody finds out about the money that you found, it is probably yours to keep. Some places do have laws that require you to report that you have found money and they may even require you to turn this money over to the police, or else you could be charged with larceny or theft. The money must belong to somebody, as it usually just doesn’t drop out of the sky for you to find. If it is an unusually large sum of money, there is a good chance that somebody is probably looking for it and the saying “finders’ keepers, losers’ weepers” would not apply to this situation. I am not sure about this being a moral obligation as much as this is a legal obligation, as the law says that if you find a significant amount of money that you must make reasonable and just efforts to find the owner. Nobody cares if it is a small amount of money found, as that just causes too many problems, but I think that $2,000 would qualify as a significant amount.
Most people would feel that they have a moral obligation to look for the person that lost the money, but they may not go as far as getting the police involved. They would know that this money belongs to somebody else, but they could feel that they are not legally bound to report the found money. I guess there is a chance that the police could just end up keeping all the money for themselves, which would really be wrong, but I could see that happening. I think I would contact a newspaper telling them that I found the money, but not give them too many details, because telling them too much would get all of the cockroaches scrambling out of the woodwork claiming that it was theirs. If they knew the details that I didn’t reveal that would help me to determine if they were the rightful owner, and then I would return it to them expecting some type of a reward. I am not a big believer in karma, but I think it is important to do the right thing.
Melanie would like us to share how last week went for us.
I would describe it as being uneventful, but one of my nephews that was out of work did get a new job, so that was a good thing.
Written for Melanie’s aka Sparky’s Share Your World.