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  • If you borrow money, you are morally obligated to repay it.

    110 34.48%
  • I feel no moral obligation to repay loans I've taken out

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    This is the justification I've been talking about..... thanks for proving my point.
    That's reality kid. Sorry you dislike it

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good evening Risky

    And no, it's actually been an interesting and enlightening discussion.
    Hi John, thanks. I actually meant to respond to the following post. I responded to the OP by mistake.

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    LOL. That's what I figure most lefties would say. "screw 'em, let them keep the house (or car or TV or furniture) since it isn't worth what I paid for it".










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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    That's reality kid. Sorry you dislike it
    That's ****ty morality and justifying ****ing over someone for your own benefit. It is reality - but it's not MY reality since I don't **** over corporations for money and I don't **** over people and justify it by saying they must have been horrible at their job.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Agreed, words mean something.

    People mean something too though.

    A lot of people find themselves in circumstances they didn't expect. When they were 30yo professionals bringing in a household income of 120k a year, that 25 year mortgage probably sounded like something they could easily manage.

    When twenty years later the business Mr was in doesn't exist anymore thanks to outsourcing or technology, and Mrs was stricken by a strange disorder that has left her unable to work, things look a lot different.

    A little humanity towards one's fellow man may not be a fundamental business principle... but maybe it should be.
    There is a difference between having compassion and trying to modify the agreement and dealing with people who figure screw it, they don't have to pay it back because they don't feel like it.
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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There is a difference between having compassion and trying to modify the agreement and dealing with people who figure screw it, they don't have to pay it back because they don't feel like it.


    I agree, and that's all I was saying in the first place.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, I suppose that's one way to rationalize it.
    No, it's not. The bank taking action when you failed to pay them back is them standing by their word, not you standing by yours.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The bottom line is that, like myself, you decide whether a course of action is moral based on a number of factors, including who will be affectde by the action and how.
    fair enough.... i'm not seeing it too much on the issue of repaying loans/debts... but I do see it on other issues.

    in the end, i'm happy and content with how I do things....there's no downside to holding debt repayment as a moral obligation.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    lets turn it around, if you lend your brother in law 10K and he never speaks to you again was it worth the investment?
    Not sure what you're getting at.
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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    No, it's not. The bank taking action when you failed to pay them back is them standing by their word, not you standing by yours.
    I said it's one way to rationalize it... not the only way, and not the correct way..... one way.

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    Re: Are you morally obligated to repay a loan that you take?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That's ****ty morality and justifying ****ing over someone for your own benefit. It is reality - but it's not MY reality since I don't **** over corporations for money and I don't **** over people and justify it by saying they must have been horrible at their job.
    Lol quite the emotional reaction to every day life

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