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It is one thing to say this person is a better runner that than person or this person is a better carpenter than that person. This is so obvious and trivial that it cannot possibly be what the poll is in reference to.
The question seems to be purposely vague, one of the responses is "what do you mean by better?"
But the thrust of the poll seems to be "Can the life of one person be worth more than the life of another?" If that is the question, the answer is an emphatic "No."
All people are equally worthy, and thus in the moral sense no person is better than another.
Last edited by Guy Incognito; 06-12-11 at 01:17 AM.
I try to respect others, I live a healthy lifestyle, I am a better athlete than most and have a good education. I try to live by a set of morals by which I respect the law and the rights of others... I do feel like I am better than people who do not do these things, but I also know that there are people who do many (or even all) of these things better than I do...
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Well "better" is an opinon. And depends on how you define "better"
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I would say that it is possible, but, as another person said, it would also be rare.
I am going to say though that there could be cases where I would consider one person's life more important than another person's life. For instance, my children and husband are very important to me, they would take precedence over a lot of other people's lives, in many situations. That may be selfish, but I'm pretty sure that it is still how I would act.
But even beyond family, if I knew 2 people who were about to die and I could only save one of them, and I knew them well enough to know that one was a greedy ass whose main purpose in life was to get rich while the other worked hard to just take care of her/him-self and their family and was always generous and helpful, I doubt very much that I would hesitate in saving the 2nd person. But that would still be a personal judgment for me and I am pretty certain that there are other people who would have the opposite answer.
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It very much depends on what criteria you are using to define 'better'. If I could pick and chose criteria, I could probably come up with at least one way in which any person on the planet is better than any other.
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Absolutely some people are better than others. There are massive differences in human talent, in motivation, in behavior. Arguing that welfare queens and convicted felons are truly equivalent in worth to entrepreneurs and philanthropists is to make a mockery of the term; it is to deny reality.
People do good things and bad things, but there are no good people or bad people. You may think that I'm splitting hairs, but it's wrong to judge others, and we shouldn't judge behavior too harshly either.
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