We all face such choices everyday and every ethical or unethical situation changes and can be defined as per the situation faced. One can’t always say that stealing is an offence, of course it is but what if that stealing is done to save a life in danger. Will you still call it unethical ?
Exactly the same situation i faced months back when i stopped at a red signal and found a guy selling the pirated copies of few novels – he handed me the secret by Rhonda Byrne, although it was clear the pages and the material was totally in poor state plus the print was such drastic that would let anyone refuse it as i did. After that scenario i went back and opened my social media where one author was critical about the piracy issues without considering few more perspectives, i really gave that experience another thought. If that piracy could provide him a better earning. What’s wrong in earning like this ? There are so many out there who did piracy of various things as a main business flourishing tremendously in it, then why he be not given a chance to better his state ?
We know what our govt. does in the name of schemes and employments and if he be provided a day’s labor job, he had to degrade himself further and I’ve seen shameless rich brats the way they behave with these poor people and how they cut wages of these people just to earn a little more profit. If you just go and survey you’ll find that these people get such low amount that they are forced to either resort to criminal activities or to die with ever growing gap which makes poor, the poorer and rich, the richer. In this era of scams, people play with future and money of the entire nation then what if he earns few more rupees out of pirated books. I know it’s crime but what if it’s a question of survival that dissolve the conflict of to be or not to be… Will you still call it unethical ?