So I was thinking. I cant help but wonder if our idea of keeping everyone around, happy, well fed, and at peace the way we have been is in fact too
much to ask. I keep thinking that maybe we are reaching a point that we cant keep this around the way it is. The world. Maybe our numbers are too
great and our ideals too costly. Maybe our liberty is not realistic. Perhaps we waste too much and do not take advantage of our people, of everyones
capabilities because they are lost in a sea of people too large to navigate and fish from it all the talent wasted changing tires or bussing tables.
What if for us to survive as s species we need to slow our rate of reproduction and tighten our belts a bit in terms of our aspirations and goals. If
everyone wanted just a hot meal warm bed and the security to love our people we might not have the high risk conflicts we see.
So the question. If your species was faced with the cold reality that some of us had to go, would you sacrifice yourself so they could?
Lets put it into context. If you are on a boat and there is not enough food for everyone to complete the journey, would you throw YOURSELF over board
so the others could survive?
I think I would have to say yes. I would. Not from a moral point of view or an ethical perspective. They would help me get through it and might be why
I think to do so, but I would have to since logic dictates that the needs of the many are more important than the needs of the few. I would sacrifice
myself for our survival.
I would like for my wife and child to survive me. If it was an all or nothing situation. Where our species had to reduce its numbers for the survival
of it at all, I think we all would just lay down and try to die with what grace and dignity we lived. If my bloodline had to die out for our people to
live, I would do what had to be done. I would try for my child to live some of her little life and see the beauty of this world as best She could
before it had to end.
A hard choice to make but if it was necessary for any of us to make it, I would think of our species and bitterly decide for a greater good.
I hope we never face that situation, but if we did I would see our people off with love and gods speed.
What say you. Would you sacrifice all you are and all you ever were for us all. Even if it meant seeing your little ones and your loved ones end with
You dont have to answer as it is that thinking about it can bring tears to your eyes. I do want us to think about it. I have no alterior motives. I
just want us to contemplate a greater good over our own personal truth.
Maybe we are the sum of us in a bad situation. Maybe we can put things into perspective in a good situation.
Are you yourself your family or your species...EDIT: and are those to be defended above all and at the cost of it all
???...things that are good to know.
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