posted on May, 14 2008 @ 01:13 PM
Should another World War begin, I think the first thought on most people's minds will be their own immediate survival. It's an instinctive and
deeply rooted drive in all human beings.
Once people meet the immediate physical (food, water, shelter) and psychological needs (safety) of themselves and their families, then they'll begin
to look at the bigger picture.
Altruism in my opinion does not exists. No human, living or dead, has ever performed a completely unselfish act of kindness or bravery without an
expectation of reward. The reward does not have to be a tangible one (money, food, sex, etc.), it could be a psychological one as well (respect,
love, friendship, self-esteem, ad infinitum).
I know many will argue this point, but if you take an honest look at your own actions or those of people around you, the truth of what I'm saying
will be evident.
To say that you'll take up arms and fight, while others hide in holes is laughable. Your first reaction will be the same as everyone else's, to
save your own butt at any costs.
The only exception I might make to this are parents. I've seen them sacrifice themselves for their children many times with little to gain, aside
from the love of their children.
[edit on 5/14/08 by LLoyd45]