Saturday, January 11, 2014

Do The Ends Justify The Means ?

Hey Peeps.

There's an old parable about a man who stole from a bakery. In the story, an old man goes into a bakery and steals a loaf of bread. Just as he is about to walk out with the stolen bread, the store clerk realizes the man is a thief and calls for the police. A chase begins between the man and the police; finally the man is a arrested and brought to trial.

During the case, the judge asks the old man "Do you have anything to say for yourself?" and this is what the man replied: "I admit, I did steal that loaf of bread. But I had to!" he shouted. He continued, saying " I have a wife and a son and after losing my job we haven't been able to afford any food. We were hungry and I didn't know what else to do."

Thinking about this story, I have to wonder "Do The Ends Justify The Means?". I mean, if a homeless person steals some bread just to ensure they don't die from starvation, is it really that big of a crime. Don't get me wrong, I'm not like Dexter in thinking that criminals deserve to die or anything like that. However, I will say (Like most things in life) crime isn't always exactly Black and White. Life is just one big Grey area really. 

Let me know what you think on this, Do the ends really justify the means?
Bye for now :)

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you everything in life is changing tones of grey though it depends for each person. Some people view life as black and white nothing in between. The mans only crime was not knowing what to do for his family.

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