Moral Dilemma: Would You Tell A Friend About Her Husband’s Cheating?
February 11, 2019 13:06 By Mambee
There are probably no people who wouldn’t like to behave accordingly and live honestly in this world. However, life often offers us situations when a person is obliged to make a moral choice – to decide between “good and evil.” The difficulty of such a choice is hidden in the concepts of “good” and “evil.” Every person carries an individual perception of what it is, based on life experience, formed attitudes, and upbringing. What one person may consider good, another can find disappointing.
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Today, we have prepared for you quite a complex moral choice from an ordinary life situation: you accidentally saw your friend's husband having fun with another woman. What would you do: tell your friend about your suspicions, or say nothing not to interfere in their life?
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Let's consider both options and their hypothetical consequences.
Scenario 1: You told your friend about what you saw
In this case, your conscience is clear. You have passed the burden of moral choice to your friend. All the consequences depend on her character. If she is rational and balanced, she will discuss the situation with you, find out the information, or perhaps explain what is happening if she knows who the woman is. If she is quarrelsome and hysterical – the conflict is inevitable. In this case, your friend may be better off unaware of information that could provoke her.
Scenario 2: You said nothing to your friend about what you saw
In this case, you have a secret that you have to keep. The best way to keep it is to forget the situation that has happened and never even think about it again.
What about you? What option would you choose? Perhaps, you have your own version? For example, spying on the suspicious couple and finding out what is really going on between them? Share your suggestions in the comments!
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