What Is Your Life Expectancy Based on Your Moral Responses to These Situations?

By: Teresa McGlothlin

What Is Your Life Expectancy Based on Your Moral Responses to These Situations?
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About This Quiz

Is your moral compass strong enough to see you reach your 90s, or will you have a short run of this thing called life? Since no good deed goes unnoticed, we think that seeing the way you respond to our situations will tell us how long you'll live. Will it be as long as you think it will be? 

With the evolution of work and the availability of modern convenience, our life expectancies have changed over time. During the Middle Ages, reaching age 40 made you an old-timer, but things are a lot different now. Once we see how you respond to the questions we ask, the ripe old age you will reach will become clear. First, you have some choices to make, though! 

As you listen to the angel or the devil on your shoulder to let us know how moral you are, your life expectancy will shrink or expand depending on the way you react. Our situations are situations you could come across on any given day, and we foresee you having a nice, long life. Of course, that totally depends on you! 

While the scientific jury is still out on the correlation between morals and life expectancy, we are confident that there's a link. In this quiz, you can do right, or you can do wrong. How far will all of it get you? Ready to find out?

You see someone stealing all the hot sauce packets at your favorite restaurant — what do you do?
I follow their lead and load up on them, too.
I shoot them a dirty look.
I ask to have a few of them.
I would alert the manager.

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You've just caught a friend snooping through your mail — what do you say?
"Get out of my mail!"
"Would you like to pay one of those?"
"Do you see any cash in there?"
"I would appreciate it if you could respect my privacy."

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The cashier gives you too much change — do you return it?
Nope!
If it's not much, I'll keep it.
I tell the cashier that they made a mistake.
I donate my extra change to charity.

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You see someone taking up three parking spaces — what do you do?
I leave them a note.
It's not my problem.
I surround them with shopping carts.
I post their picture to social media.

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Little Johnny took $2 out of a donation box — how do you handle it?
I make like Little Johnny and take a fiver.
I would put $2 in the box.
I would rat Little Johnny out.
Little Johnny and I would have a chat.

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You suspect your neighbor is having a hard time — do you ask them about it?
It's not my business.
I would just keep my eye on them.
I would send a surprise check.
I'm sure I would start a GoFundMe.

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If you kept seeing a stray dog, would you adopt it?
I would ignore it.
I might take it to a shelter.
If it were a cat, I would adopt it.
Sure, it can join my pack.

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Your friend asks for help moving — do you help?
I'm busy that day.
I would organize a group of helpers.
My back is too bad to help someone move.
Of course, I would!

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If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
You would never see me again.
I would hire a financial planner.
It's party time!
My favorite charity would get a big surprise.

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Do you hold doors for people with a lot of bags?
I'm always on my phone, and I don't notice.
It's the decent thing to do.
I'm always the one with the bags.
If I like the person, I will.

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What are you like when you lose at your favorite board game?
I flip the board over.
Everyone loses sometimes.
I would sulk.
I view it as a learning experience.

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You see a kid being bullied — do you help?
It's too dangerous.
I'm calling 911.
It depends on the situation.
I'm happy to step in.

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Where do you put your shopping carts when you are finished with them?
I leave them where I was parked.
I take them to the cart corrals.
I leave it in the store.
I take it back inside the store.

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A coworker is taking too many breaks — do you tell the boss?
It's me. I'm that coworker.
I might mention it to other employees.
Not my circus ...
Yes, it's not fair to everyone else.

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Do you ever look inside your friends' refrigerators?
I help myself!
I ask for what I need.
I look inside their cupboards.
I wouldn't dream of doing that.

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There's a turtle crossing the highway — do you stop to help?
I'm usually running late, so no.
I call the highway patrol.
I am not touching a turtle.
I will stop traffic in both directions for a turtle.

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Someone litters in front of you — how do you react?
There are worse things to do.
I'm sure I would pick it up.
I also drop my trash.
I call in the park rangers.

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If your flight was canceled, which emotion would you experience?
Anger
Disappointment
Butthurt
Resigned

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You just found a hair in your food — which word flies out?
"Nasty!"
"Waiter!"
I can't say that here.
"Oops!"

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If you saw someone cheating on an exam, what would you do?
I would admire their courage.
The instructor would have to know!
It's not my place to say anything.
I would shout it out to the whole class.

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Your boss asks you to stay late — which facial express do you have?
Annoyance
Gratitude
Fake smile
Happiness

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If someone is chewing with their mouth open, does it bother you?
It's probably me.
I think it's extremely annoying.
I don't notice stuff like that.
I politely ask them to stop.

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Your vending machine snack is stuck — how do you get it out?
I will destroy that machine.
I call the number on the machine.
I put my arm through the door.
It's only $1, I'll let it go.

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Someone unexpectedly knocks on your door — what do you do?
I hide until they go away.
I peep through the peephole.
I tell them to go away.
I would just answer the door.

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You find yourself disagreeing with someone's point of view — do you argue about it?
You bet I do!
It's not worth it.
It depends on the issue.
To each their own ...

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If someone hit on your date, what would you say?
"Beat it!"
"They are wonderful. Thank you for noticing."
"Back up, punk."
"That's sweet."

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Do you ever pick up hitchhikers along the highway?
I do it all the time.
Never!
I hitchhike sometimes.
I have in the past.

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If you saw a child having a tantrum in public, what would you do?
I would stick my fingers in my ear.
Maybe the parent needs a break, I'll help.
I would ask that they please quiet that kid down!
I would try to distract the kid.

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Your neighbor's dog uses your backyard as a burial ground for bones — how do you feel about it?
Furious
Amused
Upset
I hope it doesn't find the bones I buried.

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If you were asked to fire someone, how would you do it?
Saying "you're fired" works pretty well.
I would tell them over the phone.
A note on their desk should handle it.
I would take the person aside and let them know.

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