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Question of the Day

Okay...so everyone always says, "everything has a price"

What price would you consider too high to not do something, though it would benefit humanity and more importantly yourself? And why?

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truthvirus
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:16 pm (UTC)
Loss of life or love.
natalie516
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:20 pm (UTC)
Good grief...you are so fast!
Well put, thank you
the_phoenix
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Good grief...you are so fast!
I agree. Thats all there is to say.
truthvirus
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Good grief...you are so fast!
I'm not always that fast
*wink wink*
natalie516
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm...i have a question though...loss of your life or any life? If it is the loss of another's life...what if you had to do it to save someone you love, or even someone you dont love, but someone who is defenseless?
truthvirus
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:32 pm (UTC)
I was mainly thinking my life but now that you mention it I would automatically add the lives of those I loves... others, I don't know. Give me a senario.
natalie516
Aug. 28th, 2002 03:13 pm (UTC)
Re:
Ok, a woman or a man is getting the crap beat out of them, would you risk your own life to help that person?
truthvirus
Aug. 28th, 2002 03:23 pm (UTC)
If I thought I could take the attacker by surprise, if I thought that I could stop the attacker, if I didn't think the attacker would beat the everliving shit out of me, if I didn't think the attacker had a weapon, if I had something to use against the attacker (I doubt just me could do much, for very long) like a piece of wood or a steel bar.

Other than that, I'd try to draw attention to them (if in public) or get help as fast as I could.
natalie516
Aug. 28th, 2002 03:46 pm (UTC)
Re:
lol...well at least you would do something, very few people will
cobaltbluetony
Aug. 28th, 2002 02:40 pm (UTC)
Compromising one's highest moral principles would be too high a cost.

Because the nobler one's standards, the more loving, the more binding, the more intense and stringent they are, the more they are likely to benefit mankind in the long run, rather than benefitting a few now.

The good of the many outweighs the good of the one, or the few. - Vulcan proverb

Example: Some 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses were among the millions killed by the Nazi death machine, not because of their ethnicity, but because they refused to pledge allegience to, or worship, the Nazi state, or go to war. Even in the so-called good guys' side (the Allies), they would not participate in war or any industry which supported the killing of other humans. By holding the sacredness of life higher than the political and military goals of well-meaning-yet-still-scheming world leaders, they ensured that no more blood would be spilled by their hands. By seperating themselves from the killing, they acted, in life by suffering internment or by death by suffering as martyrs, as a pure opposing force to all war.
natalie516
Aug. 29th, 2002 09:36 am (UTC)
Re:
I like your answer...that is definitely how I feel
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