posted on Jun, 18 2020 @ 09:21 PM
originally posted by: Fallingdown
a reply to: dug88
Gene pool lifeguard would work for me .
I dunno, you ever see that Simpson Halloween special where Homer goes back and steps on a dinosaur or something then # gets all kinda #ed? It was
probably based on a twilight zone episode or some such thing...or that red dwarf where they stop JFK from being assassinated? You'll probably just end
up completely #ing the gene pool entirely. You'll be literally worse than Hitler, Stalin, pol pot and Genghis kahn combined.
Though, I guess to answer your original post 3 posts later...here's a thought experiment for you.
I worked for a dude that came to Canada because he singlehandedly rescued his family from the genocide in Cambodia committed by pol pot and the Khmer
rouge. Dude rescued his entire family, smuggled them through China, then the UK and eventually canada, started a business from nothing with his family
and has successfully ran his business for over 20 years. Most of my coworkers had worked there for at least ten years. They supported their families
and their lives off this business. If pol pot had never commuted those genocides, my boss would probably be some peasant in Cambodia and I never would
have spent 5 years working the best job i've had. My coworkers wouldn't have had a decade of work supporting their families, the lives of all our
customers would be different. The lives of me, my coworkers and our families would be different.
That's just a very small example of the amount of lives one person's horrible actions affected in ways un thought of. How many people's lives would be
affected by one terrible person in history not existing? As horrible as atrocities are, how much worse would things be if they hadn't happened?
My mom died when I was young. I spent a lot of time wishing I could go back and stop it. Then I started to realize how many things happened because of
that that needed to happen. Sometimes #ed up horrible things happen for a reason, it may be hard to see the reason at the time, but if you start to
think back you'll realize how many things would never have happened if not for that terrible thing.
edit on 18/6/2020 by dug88 because: (no