gosh, if this isn't stealing then I suppose all of those lovely goods they leave on shop rails and shop shelves are there for the taking.
thank you, this is the kind of response I was looking for ~
I want to see if people are also using their brain and reason instead of just stomping their foot and blowing hot air (people like that, we need less of)
unfortunately not everyone gets it ... guess it's my fault for trying to raise the intelligent bar
let's rock the boat a bit more,
I'm not trying to be difficult (or maybe I am), I'm really interested in people's (intelligent) response
this man's action is clearly wrong because we assume he knows who the watch belongs to, and that he's not giving it back
now, somebody mentioned there's a clear difference between finding a quarter and finding a Rolex on the street
suppose both items have been on the street for a while and that you have no idea whose they are,
is it the same; keeping the quarter and keeping the Rolex?
if not the same, what are your points?
(and like I said, if this is only going to make you bash your head against a wall ... well, maybe you should go back to watching your Jersey Shore and skip this conversation)
GEE, I was taking a walk this morning and this guy went in to get a cup of coffee and left his car parked on the street...I guess its mine now, I mean he left it there didn't he.....
Playing devil's advocate only works if the argument is sound.
You can't say you think the man's actions are wrong and then argue that it might be ok after all.
Whether or not you choose to keep a long lost Rolex found on the street is down to your own morality and in no way relates to this specific scenario where the man clearly took the watch belonging to the person in front.
As noted in another news story, someone did find a Rolex and they handed it in to the Police.
That person has a good morales.
I understand what you're saying, but I'm not so much playing the devil's advocate as I'm trying to put more thoughts into the arguments (that what he did was wrong)
like I said, I dont want this to be an angry mob mentality where we all pick up our sticks and pitchforks and start following the popular view,
there has to be sound reasons ... I just would like to see them
as to his action "might" be OK ... tell me when or if such action is OK
somebody mentioned that if it's clearly been laying there for a while and you have no clue whose it is, then it might be OK - or is that still wrong?
but do you see where I'm coming from
there's too many people who are like that,
they hate it when it happens to them, but then they go and do the same thing to others (I'm not just talking about stealing)
like it or not, there'll be people like that here, they'll scream bloody murder but when they're faced with similar circumstance, they might view the whole thing differently
"if that's the case with me" so ... are jumping to conclusion now? quick to judge other people? or is that a genuine question?
if it's a genuine question - I'd like to say that if I were in that position, and I know whose watch that is, I'd quickly return it to the person, and if I dont know whose it is, I'd take it to lost and found or just hand it over to the security guard there
I know enough now in life that it would cost more to keep that watch than to give it back
if that man decides to keep that watch ... I believe it would cost him more than if he had given it back
I don't quite get what the point of your discussion is.
You have said yourself that what he did was wrong, just like everyone else has said.
I can't help but be reminded of this quote:
what is understood need not be discussed.
In any case, I am also remind of something that is taught in UK Common Law:
each person owes a duty to behave as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances.
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