Dutch have flexible principles

12th December 2008, Comments 0 comments

If you give a Dutchman too much change by mistake, chances are that they won’t return it.

THE NETHERLANDS – A recent survey has shown that Dutch people are not very principled.

The survey conducted by Filosofie Magazine (Philosophy Magazine) shows that if a shopkeeper gives a Dutchman excessive change by mistake, the customer is likely to keep it for himself, unless they are on relatively good terms. The Dutch people who took part in the survey however indicate that their own moral behaviour is better than those around them.

The survey shows that young people have different principles from the older generation. They take things from the workplace for their own personal use, or ring in sick when they are not.

On the other hand, today's youth are more ready to help someone who is being attacked on the street, and they also have more scruples about giving false information to the taxman.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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