Thursday, August 24, 2017

Good to the Bone

An incident that happened some years back narrated by Mr. Paul Jacob. This is an interesting read as it highlights the importance and value of ethical living.  

Jared Gray is an 18-year-old high school student who works as a janitor for Southern Utah University. One day he found a bag of cash lying in the parking lot, obviously one of the school's deposit bags.

The bag was labeled with the amount: $108,000.

Jared didn't hesitate to return the cash, saying he was raised to be honest. To express their gratitude, SUU officials will give him a scholarship if he attends the university.

Most people would applaud Jared's honesty. 

Sadly, though, not everyone. A number of people, posting to the CBS News website, called the young man a loser or stupid for not keeping the dough.

Apparently, they assume it is reasonable to steal whenever one is unlikely to get caught. If so, wouldn't it also be reasonable actively to pursue such opportunities, in short, to become a career criminal?

That makes we who work suckers.

If you're going to live a moral life, it's common sense to live it on principle. This means you don't become an entirely different person, a crook, when it's allegedly "easy" to do so. Easy, that is, for a person of poor character.

Starting life as a crook would have blighted Jared's whole life. Instead, now he will always be able to recall his easy good deed with pride; and, happily, people who know him will be able to trust him . . . stuff that's more valuable than money itself.
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