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Do you believe it's wrong to use someone to advance your own agenda or to benefit you in any way?

Discussion in 'Spirituality & Sexuality & Philosophy' started by Padawanbater2, Apr 19, 2017.


Do you believe it's wrong to use someone to advance your own agenda or to benefit you in any way?

  1. I believe it's OK, people should protect themselves and not expect others to protect them from scams

    1 vote(s)
  2. I believe it's wrong, people should be legally protected from scams

    3 vote(s)
  3. Other (please explain)

    2 vote(s)

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    "Use people", meaning to use them for your benefit at their expense, whether they are aware of it or not

    Do you believe that is right or wrong, why?
    mr sunshine

    mr sunshine Well-Known Member

    Depends on what comes out of it.

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    That's interesting. Could you expand on that?
    mr sunshine

    mr sunshine Well-Known Member

    Let's say you're buying an ounce. I charge you extra then give the money to my neighbor so they can buy baby formula. Am I wrong for overcharging you or am i right?

    Let's say I see you drop a hundred dollars as you walk to your Mercedes , I pick it up but instead of giving it back, I hand it to a homeless guy, and he gets to eat that week. Am I wrong?
    srh88 likes this.

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    I think you would be wrong in both cases because there are too many unknowns within both situations that you're automatically assuming based on your observation

    It's absolutely right to help your neighbor with expenses, no doubt about that. But overcharging me to do it is wrong. It would be right if you took the money out of your own pocket to help your neighbor.

    If I drop $100 walking to a Mercedes and you see it but don't return it based on the fact that I'm driving a Mercedes, but otherwise would have had I been driving a cheaper car, that's not right either. What if I'm driving someone else's car? What if I make minimum wage and that $100 was going to pay for food and gas for the week?
    mr sunshine likes this.
    mr sunshine

    mr sunshine Well-Known Member

    You're right, I have no way of knowing if any of my assumptions are correct. I guess I was shooting for a robin hood scenerio.

    How about hanging out with someone, only becouse you want to bone his sister? That one has to be ok, It's a win win for everybody.
    srh88, dagwood45431 and UncleBuck like this.

    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    What happens when I bone the sister or she turns me down? Do I continue to hang out with the brother? If I do, do I tell him I was only hanging out with him to get to his sister? Do I tell him I'm banging his sister?

    I have a younger sister so I think I might have a useful perspective on this scenario. If I found out someone initially used me by playing friendly just to get closer to my sister, I would be pissed. If I found out that information years later, after a solid friendship had been established, I would likely feel completely opposite.

    So you might be onto something there

    j.t.1986 Active Member

    I believe it is wrong. but hey some people like to live that way..
    if i wanted to bone some dudes sister, id probably just try to talk to her somehow.. seems like less work too:hump:. pretending and all that work for a CHANCE to bone his sister, save the leg work and just go for her.. i think most people would dig that approach instead of all that creepy deception lol

    seems easier and more rewarding just to do things yourself, take a hand when and if its offered, give one back..not expecting nothing from no one, and being pleasantly surprised when people come through for you just because you're a solid dude and they want to do that for you... and maybe thats why im a peasant still though hahaha..

    as for scammers, people are on there own there id say lol

    OriginalRoast Active Member

    I think that it's only wrong to use someone when the person you are using is harmed in some way. In the boning your sister scenario the only wrong doing that I can find is if someones feelings were hurt, but what dude has their feelings hurt?

    racerboy71 bud bootlegger

    don't all businesses and charities use people to advance their agenda, making money, helping people, what ever it may be?
    dagwood45431 likes this.

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