Most individual perform actions off of consequences whether or not the consequences are good or bad. Acting off of belief would be martyrdom. Martyrdom is suffering or bearing hardship for sake of a personal cause, religion or belief. Acting off of consequence would be someone wanting to do something bad or even good and that person then think of consequences of this said action and whether they like the consequences or not they will choose not to or to continue the action. If someone feels or believes that they didn't have a moral obligation to assist people in need then nothing will stop them. As bad consequences can influence an individual, good consequences can also. An individual can easily bribe another individual to not assist someone in need, with this bribe comes the obligation to not assist, and now this second individual morals has also changed. There will be no consequence for not assisting people in need according to the second individual, thus comes to the conclusion of this person not assisting people in need.