“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon
Nothing up top that describes me.
First, I'm kind of with Temporal. I think people who absolutely say they would do this or that have no way of knowing unless they've been there. In this particular sense, I haven't been.
So, strictly in theory. Would I die for just anyone? No. I'm a person too, and I have worth as well.
Would I die for a well-intended genius who was working to make the world a better place? Yes. I actually have someone in mind who I would qualify this way. I find him annoying, but he's a better and smarter person than I am. If it were me or him, I'd vote for him.
Would I die for someone I've known for a long time but seems not to care that much about their lives, and not be using whatever intelligence they have? I gotta say no. And I have someone in mind for this too. He doesn't care that much about how he affects people around him, and he doesn't care that much about doing anything in the world. If it were me or him, I'd have to vote for me.
Whether or not I am willing to remove myself from the world depends on whether the person I am saving is more likely to do more positive work than I am. That is my criteria.
I don't pretend that I know exactly what I would do in a real-world situation, and I don't pretend to know if I would be able to be as objective about that in the moment as I can be sitting at my keyboard.
But dealing with the theoretical of who I would die for, I weigh myself and my positive influence and potential against the person I would be saving. Because I am worth just as much as anyone else. Simply being willing to die for anyone may or may not be the decision with the most positive outcome.
Everyone being here has an effect. I would try to aim my decision in the direction of "which one of us being here will do the most good?"
Last edited by SmokeAndMirrors; 06-05-11 at 10:51 PM.
Not a chance.2. Would you die for an innocent person?
Only the Mayor's children earn this honor.3. Would you die to save any person?
Duplicate question.4. Would you die to see any of these three escape harm?
Because the Mayor's children are his personal responsibility.Why?
No one else is.