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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #1

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Assuming someone is in love with another person with no success, assuming he manages to give to the person he loves a love potion that makes this person fall in love too, and assuming that they both end up being happy with their relationship, would be ethical or not to give such potion?

Important thing to remind: they are, and will be, really happy with their relationship

This may seem a joke thread, but I have more deep questions related to this situation

Edit: another important thing to remember: the person that gets conquered with the potion doesn't have previous relationship and thus her falling in love with the potion-giver won't hurt anybody

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Old November 17th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #2

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One of the problems with giving such a potion is that the love, and the happiness in their relationship, is fake. I would rather not give somebody a love potion simply because I'd never know if they would have fallen in love with me without it. It is also morally wrong because if you give someone a love potion, you are put in control of them. Also, the person you control could have fallen in love in love with someone, and lived a very happy life, and that relationship would have been real, unlike the one that is caused by the potion. It is wrong to take away someones real happiness in exchange for your own, manufactured happiness.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 05:07 AM   #3

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They say anything goes in love and war, or something like that.

Let's say that 'fake' love gave rise to a child. And that child is a happy child, and made both parents happy, cemented their love further, so to speak. What then?

You can't go back in time and undo it all, can ya? Even if ya thought it was unethical in the first place, breaking up what is now an idyllic family would be equally, if not even more, unethical.
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They anything goes in love and war, or something like that.

Let's say that 'fake' love gave rise to a child. And that child made both parets happy, cemented their love further. What then?

You can't go back in time and undo it all, can ya? Even if ya thought it was unethical in the first place, breaking up what is now an idyllic family would be equally, if not even more, unethical.
Agreed. It would be unethical to break that family up. But, that child doesn't make giving the love potion in the first place suddenly alright. It is still unethical to give the love potion, a child doesn't change that.
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But suppose, just suppose, you were one of the parents in that family, the one who used the potion specifically, would you now still be spending your nights wallowing in guilt? Or would you be focusing on the happy present, and let bygones be bygones?
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But suppose, just suppose, you were one of the parents in that family, the one who used the potion specifically, would you now still be spending your nights wallowing in guilt? Or would you be focusing on the happy present, and let bygones be bygones?
I would love my child no matter what, I would go on living my life. However, I would still know that what I did was unethical, and i'd hate myself forever for giving her the potion.
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Can a mod add a "I don't know" option to the poll, since I forgot? Thank you.
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Can a mod add a "I don't know" option to the poll, since I forgot? Thank you.
Of course you can. Why would you even bother asking?
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I know of love spells and many do put the "hex" on a person and say it works. I do not know if true or not but I have a friend who seems to be under a love spell because she is in a relationship with a louser (to put it politely a person who does not contribute anything, such as having a job, house, money etc) and she does not want to let go knowing you cannot live on breathing love, yet a friend says she has a love spell on her cast by a witch and the reason she can't let go..hokus pokus...I don't believe in begging for love or insisting that a person loves you! So my answer is NO!
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Assuming someone is in love with another person with no success, assuming he manages to give to the person he loves a love potion that makes this person fall in love too, and assuming that they both end up being happy with their relationship, would be ethical or not to give such potion?

Important thing to remind: they are, and will be, really happy with their relationship

This may seem a joke thread, but I have more deep questions related to this situation

Edit: another important thing to remember: the person that gets conquered with the potion doesn't have previous relationship and thus her falling in love with the potion-giver won't hurt anybody
no i would not see it as right or ethical. real love consists of wanting whats best for that person rather then for yourself. besides you would be living a lie and the potion-giver would know that as the person only loves them because he tricked her and the truth of that could torment him.
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