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Old 06-17-2008, 02:49 PM   #61
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I hope I do not sound like too big a fan of the lending institutions. They deserve the problems they have created for themselves.
Yes, I agree Jeff. That's really my point ... not that borrowers should feel free to walk away from binding obligations.

FWIW, I know someone who is a twice discharged bankrupt and constantly complains about how unfairly the banks treat him. That sort of approach yields no sympathy from me.

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If I stopped to quibble about the right or wrong of the fine print on an approach chart or a medical chart people could die.
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I will not seperate my life into one part that believes in total honesty and another that believes in situational ethics.
Well, I don't know you and perhaps you really do believe in total and complete honesty at all times, without exceptions; but most people occasionally tell harmless 'white lies' (see generally The 15 Most Common White Lies and Why | Marc and Angel Hack Life).

In any event, as I previously noted, following the letter of a contract rather than its perceived spirit is not "dishonest". At worst, it is arguably "dishonourable".

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I have been working parttime for several years waiting for DW to retire. She is about 4 years away. She likes her job and also seems to want a lot more $$ in retirement than we will be able to spend. I will probably be totally retired within the next 12 months. I tell DW that I will send her postcards from my retirement.
Good for you!
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:36 PM   #62
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....Is being dishonorable better or worse than being dishonest? Have I told someone I was glad to see them when I really wished they would go away? Yes.
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....Is being dishonorable better or worse than being dishonest? Have I told someone I was glad to see them when I really wished they would go away? Yes.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:38 PM   #64
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Well, it's certainly possible to be dishonourable without being dishonest, but one cannot often be dishonest without also being dishonourable (IMO, anyway).

Also, dishonesty is ultimately objective, whereas dishonour is quite subjective.

So I would think that dishonesty is worse.
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