You are the captain of a sinking ship. There are five hundred people aboard. Do you choose to
save three hundred people for sure by putting them on the lifeboats, or
take a 50-50 chance of saving everyone by using the lifeboats to try to keep the ship afloat until help comes?
Years from now, you are retiring from a career of your choice serving a small, tight-knit community. Do you feel
satisfied at having made a local difference, or
a little sad that you never made your "big mark" on the world?
How do you feel about cheating, or helping a friend cheat, on homework?
You should never do it, or only do it if you really have to.
It's not such a big deal, sometimes you have to do it.
Would you take a 50% pay cut in exchange for a job that's more interesting?
If you didn't have a birthday gift ready for a close friend, would you
give money (or an iTunes/Amazon gift card), or
tell them that you'll give them something later?