What would you do if you knew something?

United States
December 26, 2008 7:44pm CST
What would you do if you knew someone will do bad things, I mean really bad things. They could be stop now but the thing is they haven't started it yet and haven't planned it yet. Currently they are innocent but if nothing is done they will do something terrible. If you wait until they start it could be too late and it could be devastating. Would that person who stops them before they even thought about it be the villain?
3 responses
• United States
27 Dec 08
I wonder if things would be different if our government saw things this way. I doubt they could define "moral obligation" much less act on it with a roll of crisp bills under their nose. I guess it depends on what you view as really bad things. World devistation? No one has stopped the obvious players so far . . . but in a one on one situation, i guess try to change the person's mind, warn whoever is in harm's way, and get the hell outta dodge. The person standing for greater good is always villianized as usually the people who do bad things are pressured or paid off by someone else. All depends what team you play for i guess.
• United States
27 Dec 08
It is possible to stop someone without using violence.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I think that as human beings, we have a moral obligation to do our best to stop bad things from happening to our fellow man. If someone had knowledge of something as you have mentioned, that person should do whatever they can to stop the devastation before it starts. Sometimes, our moral obligation outweighs how others may looka t us. The question is, can a person live with themselves knowing that they could have stopped something terrible from happening, but didn't? I know I couldn't live with myself. A villian? Hardly. More like a hero.
• United States
27 Dec 08
Perhaps but to everyone else you are seen as a villain because the person you stopped is not a threat yet.
@amyers06 (61)
• United States
27 Dec 08
The stopper would NOT be a villain. If this involves hurting others, someone should be notified IMMEDIATELY. This is a terrible situation... I REALLY hope that you are not in this situation and that you are just making it up!