posted on Jul, 4 2009 @ 07:17 PM
reply to post by novacs4me
Novac, you have nailed it on the head. In my view of things, if I were sitting on the 30th floor with a broken leg, for example, and there were
firemen on the 15th floor and they paniced and left, I would not actually hold it against them. I hold noone responsible for my saftey and well being
other than me.
On the other hand, if there were a fireman in the same room (say a big call center kind of room) and he saw he could help but then turned and walked
out, I would be seriously ticked off. I might even punch the guy once I got the broken leg fixed and got off the crutches, etc.
But even with
all of that, I would not call what he did evil or bad. Selfish, egotistical, whatever, but not bad.
Let me flip your argument on its head. If the absolute RIGHT thing to do was to help all the people in the building(s) get out, then are all the
people running like paniced monkeys down the stair way to get out of the building wrong?
BTW, thank you for this thread. I actually love these kinds of conversations because they get the brain juices going.
You know, after thinking about this, I think I need to clarify my position a little. It is not that I don't think there is a Right and Wrong, it's
just that I don't think they are absolute. I act based on my opinion what what is right and wrong, generally driven by my own desires, such as not
losing my loved ones or not wanting to let someone die or suffer. But in the end, they are MY desires and wants. Not some written edict sitting in a
library somewhere or written upon the universe.
[edit on 7-4-2009 by rogerstigers]