Making crucial decisions that can have huge impact on one’s life calls for critical thinking before the decisions are taken (Poole et al., 79). It is advisable to consult other people such as family members or professional consultants on the issue. Consultations are important in guiding a person in making a rational decision that will not bring regrets in the future.
Given a scenario where, a land developer has approached me with 50 million dollars to sell 1000 acres of inherited land so that she can develop it yet the land has some endangered animal species calls for thorough critical thinking. Before I make any decision I have to explore the impact of both sides, and then make the appropriate decision that will not affect in the future. In this paper, I will explore the pros and cons of the business deal with the land developer bearing in mind the situation of the endangered animals and finally present the ideal decision from in this scenario.
Firstly, accepting money from the developer will draw many effects. Beginning on a positive side, receiving the money will mean that I will become an instant millionaire. With that colossal amount of money, I can purchase another land in posh place, invest and still remain with enough money to sustain the new lifestyle. Besides the financial gain, the sale will make me popular because media houses and other person will create news of the land sale. Moreover, allowing the developer to build homes in the land will imply that I have assisted many people secure homes and create a recreational facility where people can come and play golf. The fame and money will make me celebrity in the area.
Although there are some advantages of accepting the land developer, some negative effects of also exist. First, accepting the money implies that I will have to abandon a family land that my forefathers preserved without selling it. Such move will also mean that I have denied my entire generation an opportunity of owning a prime land that has been there used by our family for many years. I will thus become the first person in our family to break family tradition of issuing the land to younger generation.
When I am in need of money, making the land a center of attraction to tourists will be a wise option. This is because as the species are very rare to find at any place in the world, many international tourist will visit my ancestral land. In turn, I will be receiving enough money. Furthermore, such an option is suitable for both short and long run business. This will benefit me and all my future generation rather than selling the land for my present needs. This option also creates many opportunities for the larger neighborhood and society (Weinstein et al., 38). When tourists visit the area, someone somewhere will earn something hence uplifting the general life standard among people. The option also provides me with the opportunity of that status of owning a large tourist yard.
In another view, preserving the land will enable me get that honor and recognition. It will reflect a good reputation in which people will be proud talking about. Saving the only remaining species on earth will define my personality the better way. People will talk good of and my reputation will reach every corner of the world. This could attract some world honor and awards of recognition. Honor and recognition could put me in a better situation to earn more than merely selling the only land with such species.
Conserving the environment is another sensitive guiding principle to reaching my decision. Today, the world is not a desirable place to live happily due to the activities of man. This is because clearing bushes and forests is scientifically proved to have adverse effects to human life. Most worlds’ epidemics are associated with deforestation (Poole et al., 132). They include global warming, unfavorable climatic change and so forth. The aim of every individual is to make sure that the future generation is not affected with the action we make today. From ethics and personal love of life for every creature and nature, preserving the land is the ultimate solution to the current and future problems. It is also evident from the above discussion that the advantage of preserving the land surpasses those of selling the land. For this reason, I would not be tempted at under any circumstances to sell the land to the private developer.
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