Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you question everything because of your own morality? Where personal feelings are disregarded, put on the wayside, completely ignored, and you just have to do something because you’re told to do it?
This is what my mind is mulling over at the moment. And I’d like to know your thoughts.
Let me paint you a picture…
It’s a weekday afternoon; the day has gone by pretty fast. You’re thinking about your plans for the evening – dinner and a DVD with the husband and kids – when your friend calls you. She asks you about coming to a party she’s throwing. This is not your typical party. There’s not going to be loud music and booze and fun all around. I mean, yes, there will be fun, but it’s actually a make-up party. You start to consider, thinking that it’s been a while since you’ve last updated your foundation and you could really use some new eye shadow anyway. Then, the friend tells you the name of the make-up line. It’s one you’ve never tried before, but have heard about on the news and through different Facebook posts. This make-up company is rumored to have tested on animals. Instantly, you freeze up – you LOVE all things fluffy, and bunnies should be loved and cared for and petted and they certainly should NOT be tested on! But your friend is all, “Oh, they’ve changed over the past few months. It’s not as bad as it used to be. There’s only some animal testing.”
They’re still testing on cute, fury creatures?!
You tell your friend that your not interested, but she insists, saying, “Oh, I’ve been using this product for years, and it’s really great for your skin. They even have a men’s line of facial creams! You can try everything when you’re here. I think you’ll like it. And really, the animal testing isn’t that bad. A lot of companies do it; they’re just better at hiding it.”
So, now, your friend is telling you that it’s perfectly acceptable, and others have done it before, so why not?
At this moment, you’re torn between sticking to your beliefs or risk alienating a good friend.
What are your thoughts? Would you be okay putting aside your beliefs or morals in this situation? What about at work, if the company is asking you to do something you believe is wrong? Would you still do it, or risk losing your job?
Please tell me in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!