does it matter

February 17, 2009 12:27pm CST
if someone does something nice, does it matter why they do it? I think that as long as the nice thing is done, it doesnt matter what the persons motives are.WHat do yu think, do you believe that it has to come from the heart? Or as long as the deed is done, then its ok?
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• United States
17 Feb 09
There's a saying "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." I believe that whatever people do nice or not so nice comes from the heart. But even if what they're doing is nice it doesn't mean their motives aren't important. Sometimes being nice is just a way to try to manipulate you. I agree that it doesn't always matter, but I think it's always wise to look that gift horse in the mouth anyway.
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17 Feb 09
thats very true.
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@tammytwo (4300)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I believe it CAN matter but it doesn't always have to. I do nice things because I know it is the right thing to do, not because I want something in return. But from time to time I do like to have the favor returned. I don't want to always be the one giving and not getting in return. For the most part I just accept a person's nice actions and go with it. I don't try to analyze why they did it.
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17 Feb 09
thats probably the best way.
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@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
17 Feb 09
if someone just came up to me and gave me , 1 million dollars in cash and it was legal money and no conciquencies would happen then yeah ill take it , thats a good enough gesture for me , i might of not come from the heart but Hey , i would LOVE 1 million tax free dollars too lol
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17 Feb 09
hehe! yeah, 1 million would be good enough!
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@rusty2rusty (6758)
• Defiance, Ohio
21 Feb 09
I think done nice should come from the heart. But not many people can open their hearts to be nice to other people. So, I would accept something if someone did something nice. AS long as teh motives were not hurtful towards me or someone else. I really don't care what their motives for being nice would be.
25 Feb 09
me neither.
@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
18 Feb 09
I prefer that a good deed, comes wrapped with a few heart strings...and that they are NOT motivated good deeds, but thoughtful good deeds! If you know what I mean!Good deeds that come from out of the blue, are the best,with NO reason! Cheers!
18 Feb 09
well said!
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