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There's A Shopping Cart Theory That Tells If You’re A Good Or A Bad Person
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There's A Shopping Cart Theory That Tells If You’re A Good Or A Bad Person

The viral "Shopping Cart Theory" can determine if a person would do the right thing even when it is not expected of them.

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The Shopping Cart theory is a viral theory online that can apparently help determine a person's character. It's a way to test whether a person is capable of self-governing. Also, would they do the right thing even when it is not expected of them? The theory has been doing the rounds on social media. According to Bored Panda, it may have originated in the dark corners of 4chan. When Jared from Atlanta shared it on Twitter it became even more popular. The theory suggests that a person’s moral character can be determined if they decide to return a shopping cart to a designated “cart return” spot or not.

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The theory stated that "the shopping cart is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing. To return the shopping cart is an easy, convenient task and one which we all recognize as the correct, appropriate thing to do. To return the shopping cart is objectively right. There are no situations other than dire emergencies in which a person is not able to return their cart. Simultaneously, it is not illegal to abandon your shopping cart. Therefore the shopping cart presents itself as the apex example of whether a person will do what is right without being forced to do it." So according to this theory if you chose to return the cart, then you are a good person.