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Isn't this the problem with the world?
No one is willing to sacrifice any more.
We are all so self important that we value our selves more than anything else.
I would lay down my life in a heartbeat for my family,
Originally posted by charles1952
reply to post by Bone75
You make a good point, but what do you do if you see it coming? If you have a minute, an hour, or a day to think it over? Perhaps you're being held in a prison with death facing you if you don't turn in your friends. There's no spur of the moment there, it's just sweating it out in the cell trying to decide what you're going to do.
If you'd be so kind, take a look at some of the hypotheticals in the thread and let me know what you think. I'd be grateful.
Complete non-involvement? Do you kill to stop someone from killing a child? Perhaps, break their arm to stop them? Do you throw yourself in front of a speeding truck to save a child? To save a deer?
I would never kill anyone, . . . .I shall not do harm unto others; this is a fundamental law of life. . . . Violence begets violence, so stay the sword hand, and turn the other cheek. The Mother will right all wrongs in the end.
Even an "unimportant" child you don't know, which would deprive your children of you? Would you for a close friend who is ten years older than you and is the sole support of three kids?
I would absolutely lay down my life for any child in danger.
Are morals fixed and absolute, then? Are they the same for everyone?
I would not lay down my life for any kind of political, scientific, or religious ideals. Generally because I feel like all ideals are fluid. . . . However, I would likely lay down my life for my morals.
Even if it means depriving your children of your life?
For example, I would fight to the death against a rapist, serial murderer, or known abuser - no matter who s/he is trying to hurt.
Actually, I can understand and applaud this. I'm impressed with your character and the character of those posting in this thread. Thanks.
This is just not something I can abide by. I cannot allow those type of people to get past me. This has been my strongest instinct for as long as I can remember. I will (and do) intervene Every Single Time, because I would rather be hurt than see someone else get hurt. There is no thought, I just do. Just the thought about not doing something in a situation like that makes every fiber of my body scream,"I have to DO SOMETHING!" My purpose is to protect others this time around.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by sonnny1
Yes Pappa Bear...we think alike.....
I have that deep seeded tribal instinct when it comes to children. ALL children must be protected. I don't know if I should put this here...but, when I was a much much younger woman. Just the sound of a crying baby, any baby, would start me lactating. I've read up on the phenomenon, it is much more common than thought. It goes back to our ancestral maternal instinct, and still carries over in some people. Interesting isn't it.