i just took the sacredness quiz that the above article linked to and i’ll see if i can paste the results here. My values are the ones in green.
interesting that conservatives are slightly more willing to harm someone for money in both graphs (but only slightly — don’t be too proud of yourselves, liberals!) but less willing to do something that violates their values in the other four categories. maybe that’s because the harm category also includes suffering short-term personal harm, which i admit i’d be willing to do for money (depending on the harm in question). i used to think that everyone had their price, myself included, but after taking this test i’m not sure. some things i wouldn’t do for money b/c i just don’t care enough to respond. you might say that the prior price is that the action would cost me time and energy which i’m not willing to expend. for instance, i don’t care one way or the other about throwing a tomato at a politician i disagree with (even if, according to the test, i could guarantee i wouldn’t get caught). i just don’t care enough to expend the energy. but i think i’d be willing to listen to music i hate (probably country or death metal or contemporary christian music from the 80s) at high volume for 24 hours w/o sleeping for money. in this case the effort i’d have to expend is minimal (you just endure) and it’s kind-of a competition which would easily suck me in. so i’d be game here.
what about you? what would you be willing or unwilling to do for money?