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Taking a stranger's life to bring someone you love back to life
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I was talking to a few of my buddies tonight while we were at the hospital waiting for our patient to get a bed..(took damn near 15 minutes.....They're lucky our patient wasn't critical..) Anyway, we started off talking about what were going to do after our shift when all of a sudden the new guy just pops out a question that blew our minds...(Not really...)

He said, "Think of someone who you love dearly, that has passed away...Got one? O.k. Now, You've been endowed with the power to bring that person back to life for a full year, the only condition is that when you bring them back to life someone somewhere will die..You will not know this person, the only thing you will know is the person who will die was going to die within a year anyway. You can continue to do this at the end of each year, at the same cost(One year = one life). Would you do it? And if you would, how many year's would you give your loved one?"

I thought about this and decided that even though the person who will die, would have died in a year's time anyway, Who am I to say that person's last year is any less important then the loved one I would have brought back.

What would you do? I'm curious...

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Posted 7/17/09
I don't think anyone I care about would want to come back to life if it meant constantly sacrificing other people's lives. I like to think they aren't that selfish, but if they are then I wouldn't want to bring someone back to life if it meant sacrificing someone else. Unless I could sacrifice someone who was going to die within a few minutes or seconds, and they had no chance of being saved.
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I guess it would depend on who exactly is going to die. I mean, if there was some cancer patient two minutes from death anyway….
Posted 7/17/09
I won't do it.
I don't want her to know later on (due to a slip of a tongue or a moment of weakness) that the only thing she keeps on living is another one's demise.
She might considered it cheap; thus, making her look cheap.
She wants to consider that all the things she done on her lifetime are all hers; not by charity.


She doesn't want to see me letting people die just because of her.
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Posted 7/17/09

kyoukoujin wrote:

I won't do it.
I don't want her to know later on (due to a slip of a tongue or a moment of weakness) that the only thing she keeps on living is another one's demise.
She might considered it cheap; thus, making her look cheap.
She wants to consider that all the things she done on her lifetime are all hers; not by charity.


She doesn't want to see me letting people die just because of her.


i agree with this post.
Posted 7/18/09
~edited topic headline

Thought it fitted the topic more. Let me know if you want to change it to someone else.

As I was reading through the question, in my head I was basically thinking what Joushio has said.

Also, the only person I could think of died years ago so it'd probably be worse somehow to bring them back alive again.
Posted 7/19/09 , edited 7/19/09
If they're going to die within a year than what's the point of bringing them back? That'll only cause more pain knowing that your time with them is limited. Not only that, but just the thought of taking someone else's life should be devastating enough. Even if they're going to die within that same year, who're you to take away the precious hours they have left over someone who's already had their time here on earth?

And besides, they say death is peaceful, who'd want to bring someone back to this hellhole? If I die, please leave me be.
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Posted 7/20/09
Reminds me of the show "Pushing Daisies"
OT: Never. It's not my choice to make to end someone else's life. Maybe within a year they could have done something wonderful or had a one in a life-time experience but they wouldn't have the opportunity if I took their life away. Like most who posted, I don't think the person who is revived would approve of bringing them back at the expense of someone else.
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21 / F / Under your skin.
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Posted 7/20/09
I would be happy if the person I love most will come back to me.

But I won't do it, he'll get mad at me if he finds out that I took the life of another, and that he'll die again next year.
That is of course, if I accidentally confessed all of it, which will happen eventually. Because I don't hide secrets from him.

Also, the person who will die in exchange, he/she may have a wonderful life ahead of him/her, and I don't have the right to take it away, nobody does.

So, I'll just give up on my own happiness. Maybe it's for the best.

Well, it's not like it's true, this taking-someone's-life thing.
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Posted 7/20/09
Depends on certain circumstances.
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Posted 7/20/09
Not knowing the person would make it difficult for me.
Call it corny but I like to think pretty much everyone is similar to me inside their head. And everyone has their own story to tell, one perhaps of love, bravery, perseverance...
But the detachment from it like this might sway me, even though I'd hate to think so.

I feel kinda bad answering this though... I've been lucky as nobody really close to me has died *touches wood*
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Posted 7/21/09
It depends, If it's my all time enemy, why not? If it's my best friend, well no of course....xP
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Posted 8/1/10
No.

I honestly think that's inhumane.
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52 / F / Atlanta GA
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Posted 8/1/10
Boy you are just nutzzzz for even posting something like this. Then again on death row why the heck not.
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Posted 8/6/10 , edited 8/6/10
If that person owes me money, then yes.

Also, just for the fun of it.
"Hey guess what? You're alive for about a year so make the best of it. Did I mention that you killed someone just so you can be alive? Well good luck."

Also, I will be finally be able to ask the person, "Is there an afterlife?"
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