Why is it that the things most people like best are either unethical, illegal ?

July 23, 2010 1:56am CST
I guess that depends on the person and how determined they are to get that sense of power.Many People think that they can get power only by doing unethical and illegal things/activities.They like to feel power over other people.Because doing something you are not supposed to do and getting away with makes one feel powerful.If they felt wrong, they wouldn't WANT to do it.some people find satisfaction in doing illegal/unethical things while some find happiness or they need fun and enjoyment by doing these kind of things. what do you think?
6 responses
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
26 Jul 10
Hi dear, A winner for among 2/4/8/16 ...100000 ... is one only. All the rest are participants. The real powerful and efficient become the winner and rest all are below to him in the context. The problem is here. All the participants want to win. Is it possible? No. What is the next choice? They want to come up without winning. What to do? Make some temporary (mythical/illusionary/ duplicate/fraud/artificial/powerful) alternative is required to be on top. How the fashion come up. Someone did something suitable for him/her. The rest all got imitated. For a few it look nice. All the others it become inappropriate. To become popular or powerful such people have to do some Illegal/unethical things to become placed proper. All know that they are reached in such positions by doing illegal things. People you like me are the victims of such people. We hate to do so. But for them the aim is their motto not the means. So be watchful of such people. They will ruin the society and nation. Regards, Thank-s
• United Arab Emirates
23 Jul 10
Thats the nature of human beings. They usually like things that they dont have. They do not value things when they have it and regret when it goes out of their hand. When you are with a women you fail to give her the required love and then when she goes away we crave for one and then do it illegally.
@megamatt (14326)
• United States
23 Jul 10
Some people get a rush out of doing things that are illegal or unethical. It is something that gets their blood pumping, gets them excited. Mostly, its a game that they play. They want to see what they can get away with. Perhaps a small part of them wants to get caught. It could be about getting attention of some sort. The attention factor is big. Children when they want attention, act out and misbehave sometimes. Not all children, but some do. However, why should that stop at childhood? Adults could be the very same way. These unethical things could be because they are frustrated with their life and want to be noticed. Of course, sometimes there is just no good reason. However, I was thinking about that and just wonder if that could be the case. It is just something to ponder.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
23 Jul 10
Hi Crazy_Poster! Inherent in our species we have been known to be curious. Doing things which are either unethical or illegal answers that emotion. The thrill of doing them motivates some. Others would see that as a shortcut to financial freedom or as a solution to current problems by resorting to theft and robbery. When the law is not tough enough or when living conditions become too desperate people would be tough enough to opt for such unethical,illegal stuff.
@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
well, i think illegal and unethical things gives people 10x reward and its the easiest thing to do......rather than being in order, and honest......but the real thing is can you take the consequences and the karmas following it? =-)
@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
23 Jul 10
Hi , Here the theory of opposition applies aptly. Th opposite of ethical is unethical like good and bad. What do you think the determining factors that one thing is good or ethical and the other is unethical? It is the value system prevailing in a given society. Possibly what is good or ethical in your place is unethical in my place. Why not look at the Muslims? Marriage within the blood relationship is all allowed for them as they do not consider it as an unethical thing to do but on the contrary the Hindu would die hundred deaths before accepting such relationships. Hence people get exited doing the opposites. Who would take notice of you if you are swimming along the current of the river? Just do the opposite there would be a big crowd to watch you. Where there is no restriction there no kicks for that is all normal like your sharing bed with your wife is a permitted and thus allowed thing and nothing newness is there. But go and knock at other woman's house, you are excited for you are on an adventure. There is a risk. and risk always tempts people. I hope I could elaborate the hidden meaning. Please comment back.