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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?


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.
Aug. 29th, 2002 09:36 am (UTC)
I like your answer...that is definitely how I feel