Originally Posted by SGT RJ
Well I mean if someone were to actually cheat (pretend to do good deeds strictly for this contest) they would be pretty awful people, IMO.
My point was more that people seem to be saying that if player A went out and did a legit good deed and taped it purely for the purpose of this contest (say, helped build a house for someone whose home was destroyed by a hurricane) that because that good deed was tainted by some other motivation it's not still a good deed.
A good deed is a good deed, and most people get some sort of reward (even if that reward is just a warm fuzzy feeling) for doing good deeds anyway. Having the chance to win a WSOP ME seat is only different in degree, not principle.
i don't think anybody would disagree that anything with a positive outcome could be a bad thing.
Personally however, my value for a deed is not only, if hardly, made up by its exact outcome. I value a person with an income of a $1000 who donates a $100 truly to help other people out a lot more, than a billionaire who donates a million because it gives him good PR. Even though the million sorts a thousand times the result of the measly $100. That doesn't mean the million donation is to be considered worthless though, far from it. But the value and the result of a good deed are two seperate things for me.