Moral philosophers have been trying to find out what makes a person good or bad by nature for thousands of years.
Each religion has its own rules that determine which side of the scales you will fall on.
However, the whole problem was reduced to the simplest form by a scenario that is shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media.
And it was a shopping cart, reports The mirror.
The ‘shopping cart theory’ was shared on Twitter and reads as follows: “The shopping cart is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is able to rule himself.
“Returning the shopping cart is an easy and convenient task and we all know that this is the right and appropriate task.
“The return of a shopping cart is objectively correct. There are no other situations other than serious emergencies in which a person cannot return their shopping cart.
“At the same time, it’s not illegal to leave your shopping cart, so the shopping cart is a prime example of whether a person is doing the right thing without being forced to do it.
“Nobody will punish you for not returning the shopping cart, nobody will punish or kill you if you do not return the shopping cart. You will receive nothing if you return the shopping cart.”
“You have to return the shopping cart out of the goodness of your own heart. You have to return the shopping cart because it is right. Because it is right.
“A person who is incapable of this is no better than an animal, an absolute savage who can only be made to do the right thing by threatening them with the law and the power behind it .
“The shopping cart determines whether a person is a good or a bad member of society.”
So are you good or bad?