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Your Reality TV Show (episode 4)

December 11, 2013

What Would You Do?


James Brady, a homeless man from Hackensack, New Jersey found $850 in cash lying on the street.  What would you do?  The homeless man turned it into the police.

Rabbi Noah Muroff from New Haven, Connecticut bought a used desk on Craigslist for less than two hundred dollars.  He had to dismantle it a little in order to fit it into his front door.  It was then that he found ninety-eight thousand dollars in cash hidden behind the drawers.  What would you do?  He and his wife took their four children and returned it to the woman he bought the desk from.

Probation officer Jessica Luebke from Harvey, Louisiana while driving saw what looked like a big 2 foot x 2.5 foot Ziploc bag sitting near the curb. She got out of her car and found bundles of $20 and $100 bills totaling $223,600!  What would you do?  She immediately called the Police department.

All three of them immediately and instinctively made the good and right choice.  We always have choices.  They did it without anyone seeing or watching them.  Or is there always at least one watching our Reality TV Show ?

Heart and Soul

2 Comments leave one →
  1. gooddogbill permalink
    December 11, 2013 8:44 am

    Thanks for this Fred. At this very moment in my life, I would probably do the “right” thing. There have been times during my stay here, that I wouldn’t have been anchored enough to make such a choice.

    A training officer I had as a young cop, posed this to me once. “O.K., so you say you wouldn’t ever be on the take? What if your young child had a devastating and terminal illness. There were some new drugs that could ease the pain and possibly prolong life, but your insurance company wouldn’t pay for them because they cost a fortune. One night you stop a car, the driver tells you there’s something in the trunk–if you’ll just let him walk away. You find a million in cash that’s drug money–not the proceeds of a robbery or something. It’s your kid we’re talking about.”

    Very hard scenario, but not all “finders” are goniffs or opportunists. Some, have tough situations that they haven’t prepared for.

    Intuiting from your teachings as well as from near 70 turns around the sun, we need to keep readying ourselves for “bad” times so that we can make the right choices even when it’s very tough.

    A good teaching–as usual and something I’m glad I read instead of the Chronicle. I think of your “Reality TV Show” post and it’s a help.

    • Fred Fox permalink
      December 11, 2013 10:13 am

      Thank you Bill.
      We never know what we will do for sure, when presented with a testing choice. If we continually train ourselves to know the difference between right and wrong, we stand a good chance of making the right decision when tested. We all intrinsically know what’s right, yet it is often blocked.

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