Pffft, and what makes you think that some random person in a tent has a million dollars to give away?ObsidianJones said:If someone's willing to really give you a million dollars to see if you'd kill a family member, that person is sick. So sick, that he or she probably spent other untold amounts of money to either track your family down and hook them up to a device that will fire when you push the button. Or at least tell someone he hired to shoot them.Kaleion said:Knowing myself, I probably would push it out of sheer curiosity, to be fair there is no way I would believe the button is actually capable of doing that, I'd probably think that it's some sort of prank or social experiment, so yeah I'd probably press it just to see if it'll flash me sign saying I'm the worst person that has ever lived or something, I'm not really sure what I'd think or do if it actually works though.
The answer for meis no. to anyone. My conscience goes crazy if I don't hold the door open for people and I feel like the worst person in the world. This would kill me.
In the end, that person would be stopped. Even if I die doing, I would stop this person for the same reason I do anything; It feels like the right thing to do for me and others.
I know life isn't sunshine and good intentions. That doesn't mean I should stop trying to do what I think is right.
This quote here sums up humanity in a nutshell.BathorysGraveland2 said:No, not my family. I would be tempted if it was just a random person somewhere in the world, but no. Not my family.
Agreed. Him dead and me in the money? That'll be brilliant! I wouldn't feel guilty either.Queen Michael said:I wouldn't. Not unless they could guarantee that it was my dad who'd die.
...yeah, my dad was puh-retty abusive during my childhood.
For money? No. However there are days when I feel I would happily push the button free of charge.RJ 17 said:This is a classic moral decision question that I felt like posing since I've little better to do at the moment, so here we go.
You're at a carnival and something draws your attention to a small tent on the outskirts of the carnival ground. Walking inside, you see a figure sitting at a small table clad in a black cloak. Sitting on the table is a box with a red button on it. The figure explains that if you press the button, you'll become 1,000,000 dollars richer, however someone in your immediate family (father, mother, brother, or sister) will die immediately.
The question is simple: would you press the button? Explain your answer. If your answer is no, what - if any - amount would tempt you to press it?