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money for morality

Jorge Grijalva
Eng. 80 5:30
May 14,2002
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Money for Morality
In this article Mary Arguelles said that the virtues of honesty and kindness have become commodities that, like everything else, have succumbed to inflation. She supports this statement with many examples. One of these is when a boy who found six hundred dollars and he was remunerated with three dollars as a reward for his honesty. The boy’s teacher considered that the reward was no good enough, so she took up a collection for the boy and give to him a hundred and fifty dollar saving bond. Arguelles says about this episode that doing something right seems to be insufficient motivation for action in our materialistic world. She also comments about the scene with her little boy who asks for money as a reward for his good performance at the school. Arguelles says on this occasion enforcing her first example that the reward was the “A” the boy achieved. In other words doing well is...

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