Should we give money to people who find our lost properties?

@mari123 (1862)
China
November 22, 2007 9:41am CST
Have you lost something in the past? Were you lucky enough to find that someone had found your lost properties and were willing to return them to you? I've learned recently that more and more owners would like to pay some money to people who find their lost properties for getting things back. Some people even ask for money as a condition to return things to the owners. So what do you think about this social issue? Do you think it's a proper thing to ask for money or it's totally wrong?
1 response
• United States
22 Nov 07
I believe we should as no one knows how much effort the person who found your lost items put into searching that (who knows, but for instance, it could have been a dog, and that one individual would be out all night attempting to search for the dog - it sounds unusual in this kind of world, but as we all know, it's a pretty big world and a person such as this is always bound to be around), but regardless of how much, we should always award them in terms of the most common - that being money - for returning something that you highly possess, or whatever it may just be. It, of course, shows gratefulness as opposed to taking things for granted and just giving them a simple "thanks" (don't get me wrong, saying thank you is always the right thing when put in such a predicament) that you may not even really mean. As the saying goes, "you got to give to get".