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Ethics Case Study: Should your father forgive your friend because he was a good person all these years and committed the crime due to pressing personal problems? Justify giving suitable reasons.

Topic:  ethics in private and public relationships; role of family in inculcating values

10) One of your close friends was caught by your father while stealing money from your room. He was a regular visitor at your home. He has been your close friend since your school days. Recent he was facing severe financial problems and was badly in need of money to repay old debt. He had sought your help, but due to your other commitments you could not help him. Your friend stole money from you as last resort when his creditor threatened him with grave consequences if loan was not repaid within stipulated time. Your father, who did not like your friends circle, now wants to lodge police complaint against your friend. Your friend pleads that he has been nice guy throughout and should be pardoned by you and your parents. Your mother is now accusing him of stealing all the past missing things in your home. He begs you and your father to not to lodge police complaint. The money which he stole was substantial and was meant for your sister’s marriage. You were saving this money for many years.

Should your father forgive your friend because he was a good person all these years and committed the crime due to pressing personal problems? Justify giving suitable reasons. (150 Words)

Will you continue to treat your friend who stole money as one of your close friends? Why? Substantiate. (150 Words)

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