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    Default wow it's like a paradox

    either you say results are good so what does the means matter
    or you say any results gained through contemptible means are as bad as the means that brought them to light
    or you favor the results but look down on unfair means



    i tend to focus on results as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolio_free View Post
    i thought it would fun to post this question to point out heros or villans are only such through the eyes of the individual, like hitler, villan to the us and allies but likley viewed as a hero by his own people
    Well, yes -- very few people do evil things purposefully. They usually think they are doing something good.

    Different contexts, priorities, and motivations help explain some of the conflicts between groups of people.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolio_free View Post
    i tend to focus on results as well.
    Pragmatist.
    Quote Originally Posted by bscheff90 View Post
    I tend to judge others actions by their intentions, not the outcomes.
    I think I'm kinder to those w/ good intent and bad outcome than vice versa, but sometimes the result of good intentions is SO bad that it can't be ignored or downplayed.

    Another problem: How can you be sure of someone's intentions?

    Quote Originally Posted by PH. View Post
    Everything is subjected to point of view. The question is not; is it good or bad? What view you are having while asking that question should be included. And in the end it all depends on what value you give to good/bad. I don't really like to think in those terms. Things just are the way they are, and in some way they are positive, and in some way they are not.
    The older i get, the less I think in good/bad (universal morality) terms.
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    Default thx for the replies

    it was a fun discussion l8ers!

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