Personal Rewards vs. Helping Humanity Argumentative Essay by Annette

Personal Rewards vs. Helping Humanity
The following essay discusses whether one would take a job that promised personal rewards as well as helping the rest of humanity.
# 4806 | 1,560 words | 4 sources | APA | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Philosophy (Eastern) , English (Argument) , Philosophy (General) , Ethics (General)

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This essay examines the dilemma in making a decision put before a hypothetical student at McGill University. If the ends always justify the means and personal ambition is a virtue, then one would most certainly take a job that promised one personal rewards and might also, as an added, but not necessary bonus, help the rest of humanity. However this paper looks at this decision from the perspective of the Mahayan Buddhist.

From the Paper:

“While it is not moral to kill, the Buddhist also recognizes the fact that death is not the end, that in each life all sentient beings inhabit a mortal body that appears in the transient world and is lead through the cycle of death and rebirth to enlightenment. It may be that part of one’s mission in a life is to help create medicines that will benefit many others.”

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