I got these questions from Danielle’s blog Underland to Wonderland, where I came across a post in which she talked about the website Thought Questions and their 365 thought-provoking questions to ask yourself. My friends Katrin, Celeste and Jasmine have also been answering these questions, so be sure to go check out their blogs too!
Day 96: Is it ever right to do the wrong thing? Is it ever wrong to do the right thing? I know I answered a similar question earlier in this set. I think this question hinges on the idea of “morally grey” and the letter of the law; for example, if you follow the letter of the law, then it’s wrong to lie to protect someone else from harm. But I would say it’s wrong to be bluntly honest and put someone in danger. Think of all the German citizens during World War II who lied to their government in order to hide Jews and save them from the concentration camps. They were right to do the “wrong” thing.