Hitler's Argument Essay: Do Good Intentions Matter?

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Do good intentions matter, or should people be judged only according to the results of their actions? People are only assessed in consonance to their appearances, and the only person who can truly judge us by our thoughts or intentions is ourselves. Of course it’s only natural to suddenly defend ourselves when we do something wrong by revealing our true intentions, but it’s fairly difficult trying to believe in someone after they do something unacceptable. On 9/11, when terrorists attacked The Twin Towers and The Pentagon, they believed that they were in the right when they killed 2,996 innocent people, and when Hitler believed he was doing the right thing purifying Germany of the Jews, in reality what he did was absolutely devastating, so I think that intentions matter when it comes down to ourselves, but in the end we should be judged according to the results of our actions and who, or what was affected in return. During the Holocaust roughly 11 million people were killed, and 6 million of those victims were Jews. The calamitous amount of people that died under Hitler’s hand was only seen as the first step to Germany’s purification. Hitler’s intentions could be seen as bad to us, but to everyone who followed, or served him his intentions were good. Despite the fact that Hitler believed that what he was doing…show more content…
Historical calamities like the Holocaust, and terrorist attacks like 9/11, are two examples of when the outcomes and actions taken took too much from humanity to just be looked over, and that’s why whether or not you had good intentions should be something we know ourselves by, but in the end we should be judged according to the results of our actions and who, or what may be affected in
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