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Would you kill someone for a winning lottery ticket?

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#31 Shannon

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:43

Just because you've witnessed that doesn't mean you need to adhere to that mentality. There are sick-minded people everyone, it doesn't mean you have to join the party.

 

Let's up the stakes, you could put a gun to my head and say "Kill that man across the street and I'll give you this case with 100 billion in it, or if you don't, I'm going to shoot you in the head"....frankly, I'd say pull the trigger. As I stated earlier, you can't put a value on a human life.

Eh, that's not really comparable. The original question was whether you would kill for money, you're asking whether you'd shoot for survival. The case with 100 billion is irrelevant when someone has a gun at your head. If someone gave you the choice of either killing someone else or being shot, you'd kill the other person. Humans have a primal instinct to survive that overrides any sense of morality. It's why we'll kill our attackers in self defense if we have to.

 

Regarding the original question, I'd definitely consider it. But I don't think I would go through with it. At the end of the day, money can only buy you so much. So long as I can afford a comfortable life on my own merits, where I don't have to stress about bills and expenses, I am happy.




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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:47

No, I would not kill for a winning lottery ticket.



#33 Raa

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:50

The topic title seems a little misleading, I came in thinking it was going to be about how Neowin displaying ads or uses the money they get from Sub's.

That was my thought too. Then I saw it was a public poll. (N)



#34 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:57

Just because you've witnessed that doesn't mean you need to adhere to that mentality. There are sick-minded people everyone, it doesn't mean you have to join the party.

 

Let's up the stakes, you could put a gun to my head and say "Kill that man across the street and I'll give you this case with 100 billion in it, or if you don't, I'm going to shoot you in the head"....frankly, I'd say pull the trigger. As I stated earlier, you can't put a value on a human life.

Sooooo, Kill Marshall, get $100,000,000,000 tax free?

Me me me, pick me pick me :p



#35 astropheed

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:58

Just because you've witnessed that doesn't mean you need to adhere to that mentality. There are sick-minded people everyone, it doesn't mean you have to join the party.

 

Let's up the stakes, you could put a gun to my head and say "Kill that man across the street and I'll give you this case with 100 billion in it, or if you don't, I'm going to shoot you in the head"....frankly, I'd say pull the trigger. As I stated earlier, you can't put a value on a human life.

 

I don't believe you, but, I don't think you're lying.

 

Primal instincts will make you do things you'd never, ever think you'd do. The chemical processes control you at this lower level, you really have little say in it. Strong morals, even the strongest of morals, can only help so much. If it were me, I'm confident in your scenario that I would kill the other person (the $100 Billion would be of no influence in that decision).



#36 Dot Catrix

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:11

We're getting offtopic. The original question was "Would you kill someone for a winning lottery ticket?".

The fact that 17% responded YES is a frightening thing.

We truly deserve the (violent) society we have. Next time someone kills a buddy you love for a few pennies or for a stupid ideology, please do not get mad, understand the killer and just be compassionate with him/her. He just HAD a reason to do it.



#37 Steven P.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:12

Title edited, Neowin isn't one user ;)



#38 Nick H.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:29

We're getting offtopic. The original question was "Would you kill someone for a winning lottery ticket?".

For a winning lottery ticket? No, I could not kill someone. But there are plenty of other situations that I can think of where I could. It's not psychotic, it's self-preservation (or the preservation of something or someone dear to you).

Also, what if the person that has the winning ticket killed the original owner of the ticket for it? By your reasoning on the previous page it would be ok for me to beat the new owner senseless? He's a good for nothing that killed someone else for some money, after all.

#39 mps69

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:39

Some days I'd kill for a cold pint of beer.  :pint:

 

Morally I don't think I could kill for money, it would play on my mind for the rest of my days, and I'm a great believer in karma, so I would always be waiting for something terrible happening to me. 



#40 McKay

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:50

What if that person was terminally ill, in pain and asked you do to it, and you would still get the money afterwards. Does that change your perspective?


If someone terminally ill asked me to do it and if get away with it. I'd be more open to it. But only if its an indirect method. Switching off a plug or giving poison. If it be as hands on like suffocating I couldnt.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:02

Maybe in self defense where there's no time to think logically. But for winning some money, most people will not kill.



#42 Tom

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:06

Plot twist: OP is FBI



#43 Soldiers33

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:09

you might be rich but it wont make you happy. No amount of money makes people happy. Look how much rich people cause suicide. And the fact that youll have murder always on your mind would make it twice as bad.



#44 +riahc3

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:29

Hello,

you might be rich but it wont make you happy. No amount of money makes people happy. Look how much rich people cause suicide. And the fact that youll have murder always on your mind would make it twice as bad.

True, it wont make you happen, but most people perfer to cry in a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO....



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:21

No, why would you would you take an innocent persons for money that isn't even yours? :s  It just goes to show that 11 people who voted yes can be bribed with money to kill someone.