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sacrifice or live?
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One side of me said yes and the other side said to avenge them

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24 / F / Johnstown, PA, USA
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I would, if I couldn't work it out for both of us to survive. I wouldn't especially like it, but I'd rather go out with a bang over most ways to die, anyway.
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No matter how you go, there's nothing glorious about dying. I'd never sacrifice myself to death. Trading one person's life for another solves nothing. In the end, there's going to be death and sorrow. There are no winners in lose-lose situations like these. It's selfish, but it is what it is.

Now, if there was a CHANCE of both people surviving then I'd obviously go for it. But if I'm basically killing myself for someone else to live... then sorry, no.
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I would sacrifice my life for the ones I truly care about. I'm not sure about strangers though. Maybe if I see a chance that I can save them, I would, but it has to be a situation where I know I won't die. Now if I had to fight for a loved one I would gladly do it.
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Sacrifice in the context you're citing is 'a life for a life' - in the end, someone is still dead, but one of you chose to die. Although, if you chose to die that someone else might live; why was it that your life was worth so very little that you'd sacrifice it, and/or theirs so very much that yours was worth sacrificing that they might live?
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Only if it is one of my friends.
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Posted 6/19/14
On one hand, I would like to say that I would sacrifice myself, but I probably lack the courage to do so. I believe that sacrifice can sometimes be more detrimental. The feeling of guilt a persons feels when someone sacrifices him or herself for you can be overwhelming.
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i'd die with them
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Probably not.I like to think I would,but deep down I know I wouldn't lift a finger.Unless its family or close friends..
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No, I would not. My life is my life. I will not sacrifice it for anyone.

And no revenge either. Revenge is immature.
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I would do it in an instant for someone I loved......
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I choose to look at this question biologically, since ultimately we are, like any other living creature, organisms who's main purpose is to reproduce and keep our lifeline going. If it was for my mother, I probably wouldn't . However, if it was for my child I probably would.
Doesn't mean I don't love my mom, but I want our heritage to continue and I'm sure she would as well. That's deep down the main reason someone would have a child.
"Anybody who dies without leaving behind a living offspring is a biological failure." -My high school Biology teacher, one of the smartest people I've known.
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Warlick959 wrote:

I choose to look at this question biologically, since ultimately we are, like any other living creature, organisms who's main purpose is to reproduce and keep our lifeline going. If it was for my mother, I probably wouldn't . However, if it was for my child I probably would.
Doesn't mean I don't love my mom, but I want our heritage to continue and I'm sure she would as well. That's deep down the main reason someone would have a child.
"Anybody who dies without leaving behind a living offspring is a biological failure." -My high school Biology teacher, one of the smartest people I've known.


I had a high school biology teacher who pretty much said the same thing, though he phrased it when talking to another student, "See, I'm better than you biologically because I've already produced a child. You haven't.". Ugh.

I think that kind of mentality is stupid. It's selfish, conceited and shortsighted. Those who choose not to or are otherwise unable to have kids aren't any less than anyone else.

Our species is not likely to go extinct due to dwindling population anytime soon.
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I would have to say, for my family or for someone I love or care deeply about, I would sacrifice myself for them if it came down to it.

However, I would do my utmost to not let ANYONE die and leave the choice to sacrifice myself or not as the absolute last resort if I could.
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20 / M / Ontario, Canada
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javamoon wrote:


Warlick959 wrote:

I choose to look at this question biologically, since ultimately we are, like any other living creature, organisms who's main purpose is to reproduce and keep our lifeline going. If it was for my mother, I probably wouldn't . However, if it was for my child I probably would.
Doesn't mean I don't love my mom, but I want our heritage to continue and I'm sure she would as well. That's deep down the main reason someone would have a child.
"Anybody who dies without leaving behind a living offspring is a biological failure." -My high school Biology teacher, one of the smartest people I've known.


I had a high school biology teacher who pretty much said the same thing, though he phrased it when talking to another student, "See, I'm better than you biologically because I've already produced a child. You haven't.". Ugh.

I think that kind of mentality is stupid. It's selfish, conceited and shortsighted. Those who choose not to or are otherwise unable to have kids aren't any less than anyone else.

Our species is not likely to go extinct due to dwindling population anytime soon. :)


I definitely agree that reproduction alone isn't all there is to living, and that people can be much more successful financially or otherwise without children. And anyone who still thinks they're generally better than another person for having had more kids is, well, sort of an idiot

I just meant that in a way that I don't think I'd be able to make a decision like that emotionally, so I would probably just follow my animal instincts that are meant to preserve the human species. Even if we aren't anywhere near endangered, our instincts still exist for when we're in a pickle.
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