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    would you take a million pounds but at expense a stranger somewhere in world will drop dead
    you’ll never find out who it is. won’t get done for murder but someone will die
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    i guess if it was someone who was like a nanosecond away from unavoidable death anyway then yeh. Although even then the thought of profiting from someone's death is a bit although i guess that is what funeral directors do..
    otherwise nope no way :nah:
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    i guess if it was someone who was like a nanosecond away from unavoidable death anyway then yeh. Although even then the thought of profiting from someone's death is a bit although i guess that is what funeral directors do..
    otherwise nope no way :nah:
    the point is that you'd be taking away someone's life who still has potential.

    nope, wouldn't do it
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    (Original post by Osen)
    the point is that you'd be taking away someone's life who still has potential.

    nope, wouldn't do it
    OP didnt specify the terms.
    If that was the case then no i wouldnt as i said
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    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    OP didnt specify the terms.
    If that was the case then no i wouldnt as i said
    well the only thing controversial about the question is the implication that it wouldn't be a meaningless decision if you took the money and someone died. if they were gonna die in a nanosecond there'd be no point in posing the question
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    Probably.

    I mean, the real question is not yes or no, its would I then be selfish or generous. For example, I am 100% confident that were I to have a million pounds and use it altruistically, I could save more then 1 life. Lets say I opened a fund to help X group of people that I had personal contact with, and I knew that a million was enough to avoid a lot of them dying. then it would probably be my moral imperative to take the money, as if I don't take the money I would be letting more die, for the sake of one.

    But where is the limit between that and selfish behaviour? If one person dies, I get 1 million, and I can save the lives of 5 starving children for 100k, is the rest of the million guilt free? After all, in this hypothetical, I am 4 lives to the good?

    I don't honestly know, but I suspect that given the choice, I would probably take the million, use a portion of it to help multiple others to ease my conscience and whats left use to help my family.

    (that said, really most of our lives profit on the back of someone else. There is very very rarely guilt free money or assets, so if you start to weigh up your wealth and your assets against the lives of others, it becomes difficult to justify anything. For example I make a decent wage from the business I own. If people didn't come to my businesses, my customers resources wold be spent elsewhere - so me gaining something is to take it away from someone else. Its not a million or death, but the situation is still similar. Most of the good things we have in life come at the expense of others.
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    (Original post by Osen)
    well the only thing controversial about the question is the implication that it wouldn't be a meaningless decision if you took the money and someone died. if they were gonna die in a nanosecond there'd be no point in posing the question
    lol its not that deep. Part of a 'question' is being able to think broadly in an answer and see stuff from other directions and potentials.
    and no its not the only controversial thing, many people would be uncomfortable taking money from someone who has died who they didnt know no matter the circumstances, even with wills some people feel awkward at the thought of inheriting a lot of money even if they do benefit.
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    (Original post by Dominoes)
    would you take a million pounds but at expense a stranger somewhere in world will drop dead
    you’ll never find out who it is. won’t get done for murder but someone will die
    (Original post by CoolCavy)
    lol its not that deep. Part of a 'question' is being able to think broadly in an answer and see stuff from other directions and potentials.
    and no its not the only controversial thing, many people would be uncomfortable taking money from someone who has died who they didnt know no matter the circumstances, even with wills some people feel awkward at the thought of inheriting a lot of money even if they do benefit.
    Look at the way he worded it, it's obvious he doesn't have 'someone's inevitable death hastened by a nanosecond' in mind. lmao
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    Yes. Come at me.
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    Actually no. Because knowing my life it'll end up being one of the few people I like.
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    Yes probably. Knowing i would never be caught and get 1 mill. Where's the drawback? My only slight concern would be if others had the same choice and i was in the lottery but even then my chances are good.
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    Nah.
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    Take the money.

    Worldwide, roughly two people die every second. If one stranger dies, if I don't know who it is, and if there are no negative consequences for me, then there's no real objective reason not to go for the money.
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    No, I have a conscience. Just wouldn't be right if someone had to die in order for me to become rich.
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    Is this from the movie The Box lmaooooo
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    Wasn’t this in a movie where the person that dies is the person before you who took the money?

    If that was the twist, i’d still take the money tbh. Have a good few weeks rolling in money then go out in a blaze of glory.
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    **** yes, without hesitation.
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    Yep. Another stranger of whose existence I'm unaware, somewhere in the world, dies. No different to any other day. Unless it's some type of The Box scenario where I'll shortly become a subject of someone else's million dollar choice, in which case... **** it, yeah, still take my chance, in such a scenario the money is left to my family so whatevs.
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    Yes. Every man for himself.
 
 
 
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