posted on Nov, 18 2008 @ 08:21 PM
This is all about the circumstances though isn't it? Your focus and reactions are going to be in direct relation to where you find yourself, and what
priorities you have.
The question is far too general.
The answer is, yes I could kill another human if I had to. But that's the catch, IF I had to. If I had to to another person because they were trying
to kill me or my children? Then yes of course I would.
Would I kill someone walking down the street on a normal day? Not a chance.
So to defend myself or my children, would I be reduced to my base-level instincts? Probably yes. Would I regret taking someone else's life? I'd like
to think I would, especially if it was someone I knew. However, would I regret taking their life if it had saved my children's lives? That would be
hard to answer. Perhaps regret that it had to happen that way.
When it comes to starvation, then I would no doubt become quite viscious if I had to procure food for my children. For myself alone? It's debatable.
I'd like to think I would offer to share what meagre rations I had if it was truly needed. If there were other children, I would expect to be able to
pool all the resources available for all the children.
No I would not want to fight the father of three hungry children who was only trying to feed his own, but in that situation, if you cannot get to an
understanding before violence errupts, you do what you have to in the moment, and then you make sure that None of the children suffer needlessly.
In my opinion, every single human has the capacity for violence but there will be different triggers for each person.
[edit on 11/18/2008 by azurecara]