Sins of omission

By | March 2, 2006

In the February 20, 2006 issue of FORTUNE, Jonathan Baron, a 61-year-old psychology professor at the University of Pennslyvania said, “We have a natural tendency to dismiss our sins of omission. We take harms of action to be worse than harms of inaction.” (page 80)

So is lying worse than withholding the truth? And is killing someone worse than letting them die?

What are your thoughts on this?

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If you’re talking about euthanasia, it’s a tricky question.

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Is it better to win than not to lose?