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Essay on Comparing The Nice and The Les

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Discipline Writing
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Barbara Harrison once said, "The toughest decisions in life are not the ones between good and bad, but people between the good and the lesser good." She makes a good point given that those are the only types of choices that we have to make. Regrettably, there's a third kind of decision that we dread the most, the more decisions between the bad and the lesser poor. Distinguishing the lesser of two evils is far more difficult than simply identifying the greater of two goods. Many times we're confronted with situations where we're compelled to lie. Lying is wrong, but in many instances is less harmful than simply telling the truth. Take a police officer, as an instance, who has only apprehended a known criminal. He is taken away in an ambulance before the officer could complete reading his rights. In court that the officer is asked if the offender had been read his rights in full. At this point the officer may either tell the truth and let the offender escape or lie and have him placed behind bars. In this scenario lying would be wrong, however, telling the truth would be even worse. Personal sacrifice is frequently one of the options when making a challenging decision. In these instances we ask ourselves when we're eager to give something up so as to gain others. At first glance this may appear to be a decision between great (union) and bad (selfishness). At a closer examination, but we could see that in both cases one or the other party is in a financial loss. Assist the hungry ch...

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