View Poll Results: From these options, who or what do you care most about?

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  • Myself

    13 25.49%
  • My family and friends

    23 45.10%
  • Myself and the people who share the same values as me

    1 1.96%
  • My religion and its followers

    1 1.96%
  • My city as a whole

    0 0%
  • My state as a whole

    0 0%
  • My country as a whole

    1 1.96%
  • My country and our allies

    0 0%
  • The human race as a whole

    6 11.76%
  • The planet / ecosystem as a whole

    6 11.76%
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Thread: Who or what do you care most about?

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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Myself first. Because without caring about myself first, it would be impossible for me to care about anyone or anything else. And, I care about other people and other things because it benefits me to do so. Really, Myself and Family and friends would be pretty much grouped together as far as I'm concerned.

    So:
    Myself
    Family and friends
    My country as a whole because it benefits the above two

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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Myself first. Because without caring about myself first, it would be impossible for me to care about anyone or anything else. And, I care about other people and other things because it benefits me to do so. Really, Myself and Family and friends would be pretty much grouped together as far as I'm concerned.

    So:
    Myself
    Family and friends
    My country as a whole because it benefits the above two
    BINGO!!!!
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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Years ago I would have picked Self first. But think about it this way: would you lay down and die for your family and friends? Would you put them ABOVE yourself? If so? Then the answer should be family and friends above all else.
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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You didn't get that choice, it was a "or" question.
    Pssh, I rarely answer polls because I'm so cool, that I come up with my own answers.
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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Realistically, yes I would be willing to sacrifice myself or my well being for the well being of those I cared about.

    However, I still think self comes first. If you are to truly contribute to society, experience life, and interact with other humans, you must maintain your own well being above all else. Somtimes I would have picked the second option, but if you were to die tomorrow and look back at your life and sum it up, it would be yourself that was most important.


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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Years ago I would have picked Self first. But think about it this way: would you lay down and die for your family and friends? Would you put them ABOVE yourself? If so? Then the answer should be family and friends above all else.
    Yes, I would lay down my life for my friends or family, but that's still for myself because it's what I *want* to do, and I would feel too guilty if I did not.

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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    1) Myself
    2) My family and friends
    3) My dog
    ...
    4) People who share the same values as me
    5) My country as a whole
    6) My city as a whole
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    7) The Yankees
    8) Our allies
    ...
    Everyone else ties for last.
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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    The people who chose "myself" ..... are you Ayn Rand fans by any chance?


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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The people who chose "myself" ..... are you Ayn Rand fans by any chance?
    No. I'm just honest.

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    Re: Who or what do you care most about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The people who chose "myself" ..... are you Ayn Rand fans by any chance?
    Never read her. I chose "myself" because it's the person I have to spend the most time caring about - I think that that holds true for everyone.

    Saying you care more for friends and family is a bit cliche. While most of us would be (or say we would be) willing to give our lives for our family, that's not really the relevant benchmark. It's about whether you put your family/friends before yourself in each little day-to-day activity. I doubt that many people can say that with a straight face.
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