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Have you ever betrayed your own morals?
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Posted 10/30/13
This is a somewhat interesting question to me, because I can't say I have a well-defined moral code that I follow. I think it is right to avoid unkind actions against those that aren't unkind, and I think it is right to help those in need of help, if they make what efforts they can to help themselves. When it comes to specifics though, I kind of just make it up as I go along. In the end, of course, every action has ripple effects; it's quite possible that most actions aren't truly good or bad, as helping one person can hurt another. Still, I try; yet I can definitely say I've done things I disagree with.

For one example:
I worked at a hotel for a while, and as per the instructions of my manager, would try to sell rooms for what I could get for them. To me, this felt dishonest; why should the price vary based on what each person is willing to pay? If the room can be rented for $70, isn't it like stealing to charge $100?

Nonetheless, I went along with this practice, initially, as that was what I was hired to do; after a point, though, I tired of it and began renting rooms for prices low enough that everyone would accept. When asked about it, I would tell the manager that the person came in late (I worked the night shift) and wouldn't pay for a full night so close to morning.

So is it better to be dishonest to the customers or to your employer?

Speaking of dishonesty, I have to say I don't think lying is immoral in and of itself - I think that depends on the lie; but after experiencing what it's like to not be trusted, I find myself trying to be better about not telling lies, at least to people I care about. It's so much easier though to just tell them nothing is going on than to tell them I don't want to tell them... of course, if people were less prone to overreaction, I might feel differently.

This does bring up another example of going against my morals though. I feel that lying is mainly bad when not knowing the truth has a negative impact on someone and that someone is not unkind. I once had such a person doubt that I was telling the truth about something important, as I'd lied to them before. After they continually berated me for lying about this truth I was telling them, I finally admitted (falsely) that I was lying; I just didn't see them believing me and didn't want to hear it anymore. When the truth later came out, they apologized for doubting me, but I don't know what they think about me lying about lying...
Lesson learned though, trust is hard to get back once lost.
Posted 10/30/13
Hey rules are made to be broken so you know what? Fuck' em.
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Posted 10/30/13
Sure I've contradicted myself. I doubt there are many people who haven't.
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Posted 12/20/13
Yes. And it's normal. There are circumstances in life where we need to understand certain situations and decide what we should do in such and such conditions.
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Posted 12/20/13
Yeah, but i dont specifically remember the exact incident.
Posted 12/20/13
I never break my own rules. THen again, they're very lenient.
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Posted 12/20/13
I just broke one posting this.
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Posted 12/20/13
I think that just about everyone has before. For me it is a very rare occurrence due to me having very few but specific morals. I think that everyone should break their own morals every now and then though. It gives them some extra life experience and it can sometimes be quite a bit of fun.
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Posted 12/20/13
I'd like to say I haven't, but that would be lying.

I've got a very loose moral code, which is basically summed up as "help others when you can." I won't go out of my way to help random people, but if I'm there and it must needs be done, I'll do it.
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23 / M / Sol
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Posted 12/20/13
Morals only exist if you believe that they exist. I don't believe in morals so I have never broken my "moral code".
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Posted 12/20/13
I'm very ashamed of it but yes, I have used an apple product. Specifically a *gulp* mac.
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Posted 12/20/13

I'm very ashamed of it but yes, I have used an apple product. Specifically a *gulp* mac.


I like to complain about Apple products to apple users, but I own an iPad that I use every day. I'm a hypocrite, the #1 thing I hate *sob*
Posted 12/20/13
Never. I just decide sometimes that my morals need a temporary modification.
Posted 12/20/13
What are morals.. Pffftt.. no one needs those..
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Posted 12/20/13
Yes, I was curious as to how I would feel about it.
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