“Fortune and love favor the brave.” – Ovid
What would you do if you were next to approach an ATM machine and discover that the person in front of you forgot to get their $20 when they walked off? This is a question that one man decided he was determined to have answered by hundreds of random folks.
However, he knew that asking would only lead to people saying they would return the money because it sounds like the right thing to do. So, he created a public experiment that he filmed showing real reactions, and the action, of people who had to make a decision of either returning the money or keeping it for themselves. The end result will truly shock you.
Honesty is something that you either have or you don’t. Although our parents teach us the difference between right and wrong, it still boils down to our decision of which direction we want to take. In this video, you have some people who returned the money the moment they discovered that the guy walked away and forgot to receive it.
Yet, there are some others who decided to not only keep the money for themselves, but they also lied about having it the moment they were confronted. It’s easy for us to watch the video and condemn those who kept the money because we know that it is the ‘wrong’ thing to do. However, what if we stopped for a moment and thought about the person who decided to keep the money for themselves.
Are they struggling to pay for a bill? Is there a dire need for money that they have used to justify their keeping the $20? If so, does this make them forgiven for their actions? If you saw someone doing this, yet you understood why the needed the money so bad, would you still feel the same way about their actions? These are things to think about when we are faced with the dilemma of judging others for what they do…especially if they do something that falls outside of our morality scope.
Check it out and tell us what you think! Be honest. If someone keeps money that another person dropped because they need it, does that mean they stole it?
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Things escalate when a couple (Kristen Stewart, Beck Bennett) starts questioning a family member (Aidy Bryant) about the cost of her expensive Farrow and Ball paint.
Check out the clip here