In the story The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
In the story The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, the people who walk away, is guiltier than the one who stayed. In my opinion, it is those who chose to walk away, leaving the child still suffering, is the guiltier because the mere fact that they were leaving is because of that, yet they did not do something about it. It is important to realize that just because it is for the greater good or happiness of majority that you would sacrifice the well-being of one person, let alone a child. Experts who have studied this issue are still arguing up to now in terms of whether we put this ethical claim into practice or not. A further example of this scenario in real time are the sweatshops that are all over third world countries, trying to make quality products then to be exported to first world countries to be bought and sold by the wealthy majority. Another expert supports in his publication that in choosing the moral good, good and bad consequences are to be considered in all aspects of the situation, to arrive in the greater good of the majority. Some people believe that utilitarianism belongs to the fantasy world though it is inert in some societies and being exemplified. The evidence in support to my thesis is significant in that it begs the question, to consider morality, do we need to sacrifice pleasure or delight, but will benefit the greater good? Happiness may not be felt, but clarity of conscience is staying and will mirror other moral judgments leading to bountiful and contented living.