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What things would you be willing to die for?

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:03 PM
As many others have said already, my wife and immediate family first and foremost. Then you never know till something happens and you act without thinking. When I was a 19 year old I was witness to a very bad single car accident. The car took out a pole with a transformer on top of it and it was arcing bad and the pole itself was slowly falling towards the car. Wires were already on the ground and dancing around like mad. My Buddies and myself ran to the car and got the three people out of there pronto, we moved them about 30 feet away and no sooner than we did that the pole came down right on what was left of the car.

We did not know these people and at our age we were very aloof and trying to act cool all the time, but when the poop hit the fan we acted and looking back on that night I am quite proud of the whole group of us.

Regards, Iwinder

posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:20 PM
I'm not willing to die at all. I'd rather live for my family, my home and what ever the future may bring me.

posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 07:23 PM
I knew a guy one time... said

he'd lay his life down for submarine house....

Greatest man I ever knew!!!!

posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 09:17 PM
a reply to: Necrose

Besides my family and friends....I would die for a stranger. I would die if it meant another wouldnt have to.

I would die for a greater good that most wouldnt understand. I could die being hated to the point that people would piss on my grave everyday if it meant that an unperceived good was accomplished.

I could die for an old person to not have to endure abuse. I wouldnt care if they already lived their full life. They shouldnt have to suffer because of evil people. I would die for an old person even if they were going to die of natural causes in a day or two.

I could die for my enemy. If my enemy was worthy, and his existence would produce worthy people long after us, I would let him kill me. Thats a little complicated and I really cant explain it beyond that.

I could die for a bum. I would die if he would not have to suffer an injustice. Like if I see someone beating a bum, I would go to bat for him. His worth is not the reason. That person attacking him is my enemy too. He needs to meet me.

I could die for a bad leader. If in my dying, a greater good was served I would let his profits kill me. Yeah I know, but the real world isnt black and white. Like if Obama was going to sign an executive order to end domestic spying or something REALLY good, I would take a bullet for that SOB.

I could die for anything, if the purpose I saw as worthy was served. You could hate me, not understand, never know, what ever. My life isnt yours to give, but if I give it its not even about you. If I give my life to save yours its not even about you.

I just dont think there is a price too high to make the world I want to exist. There is not a price too high for principle IMO.

The world today lacks blood that boils over injustice. It lacks the commitment to change a damned thing. We all talk mess about being altruistic and try to be seen as championing righteous causes. If there is a price too high to pay in your mind, then you are full of it.

Its not about the world. Its about YOU. What would you do to make that person in the mirror say "hell yeah sir". "Mission accomplished".

If we were all willing to die for our own truth, there would be no evil. We are evil though, all of us, and our lives mean nothing. We live and die, eating, entertaining ourselves and making a mess for our comfort.....and if that were threatened we would fight to keep it, or run to do that mess another day.

Why not die for everything? That would be truly living for even a single principle, any one of them you see fit...and would be worthy of your creation.

edit on 4 8 2015 by tadaman because: (no reason given)


posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 02:29 AM
Having lived a little now, and having been in enough crappy situations, i know i'd risk my life for family, friends and just about anyone who was being picked on.

Possibly a doner kebab too.


posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 07:05 AM

originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: Necrose

"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
-George S. Patton


I love Patten.

Un PC unrefined but straight to the point

posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 02:36 PM
Thanks for your responses. Some of them are really inspirational and nice

Talking about myself, quite frankly, I don't know the answer myself... I can't seriously tell.
I probably wouldn't die for a random stranger or some old person, or anything that would just serve the greater good.

I think I am willing to die for someone for whom I have profound, deep feelings. (doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a girl I love, but someone I admire as a person.)
I've had pretty superficial priorities in my life. I have chosen wrong ways many, many times.
Been through some twists and turns and I am not satisfied with who I am and what I have become.

But in the core, in the real me. I quietly admire deep principles of honesty, loyalty and love.
Even though I don't show it on the outside and actually, very often, the opposite is true.

So then, I am willing to die for someone I consider being a wonderful person on the inside. Someone I would really miss.
This means, of course, that when I die and thus save the person, I am not going to see/be with them ever again.
But I still think it would be worth it.

And then, there is that thing about IDEAS.
because, ideas are bulletproof,... they never die.

if there is an exceptionally grandiose idea, which would not only serve the greater good, but would transform the global consciousness or alike.... then I would consider dying for it.
(like Sonmi 451 had to die in Wachowski's masterpiece - "Cloud Atlas")

To sum up = I would probably die for a person I would miss if they were gone.
Or for an idea that would save humanity from A.I. deception and overtaking of the world in the year 2045 for instance.

edit on 9-4-2015 by Necrose because: (no reason given)

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