“…simply make things better for someone else, as if I were to be born again, and that someone else, and it doesn't have to be me, but it could be someone like me, that they would have a better life than I had, that everyone was better. There is something seriously wrong with everyone, and that is something I observed when I was very young. We are the problem, and we need to become better, because we are fucking everything up.”
“So this is who I am. There is something seriously wrong with everyone and we need to fix it, if not for us, then for the future generations."
"Everything I have done in this life, and everything I will do, is for this purpose.”

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Whether to risk your life for someone 334

Where and When to risk your life for someone.

So the perspective I am about to give, is based within the point of measuring each person by whether they stand within principles and values that considers everyone/Life. Because such people would have greater value than someone who stands within disregarding everyone. And so, in essence, people who have greater value through who they are, should be safe guarded and protected above all others. And so when you see someone in trouble where you have to risk your life, you have to assess your own value and that person's value, along with any and all relevant practical considerations, and side effects. One example is children, since they are still in the process of developing themselves and are not as set in stone as adults in their ways. Also, to consider whether they are someone that is integral in some project or endeavour which grants them value. So all of this you would have to consider, and ideally be aware of BEFORE the life-threatening, risky event occurs. So this means at least, assessing your value of your life. Now, this is obviously a difficult subject to consider, because we have morals attached here, especially to being the one that "let's other people die to save your life." We judge that as cowardice. Now of course, this perception is skewed, because you can consider daily acceptances where we daily let other people die.

So daily there are wars occurring, and their are economic disasters, where people die of starvation even. You could say we let those people die. And so too, when we eat food, we are taking the life of a plant or animal. So would we judge this as cowardice? Many of us actually do, which leads to activism, and vegans/vegetarians. But, what is missed here is what is practical and what is best for everyone, including yourself. Because we often grow up in a culture that worships the self-sacrificing hero, we often are quick to judge that to be what is good and what should be done, without actually understanding how we came to accept that as out thought and our cherished belief. You will probably find that you merely adopted that belief within a feeling or emotion tied to some memory where someone shared their belief with you. It is highly unlikely that you will find that you had made a decision, that measured the benefits and drawbacks, that had consider the context, and the various individuals, and whether you considered who those individuals were, within their daily living.

It's important to consider all sides here, which there are many. Because one thing is for sure, you will die one day. The question is how you will live until then, and if you do choose to live, that what you will spend your time on. One thing is for sure, that whether you sacrifice yourself or not, to save another, you will live with your decision. So the point is to make it count. And I find it to be helpful, to hold principles that give value to the Life that is in each one. The inequality within equality is that not everyone is holding the value of Life that is in each one. Only some are holding onto that value, and by default they do have value. Whereas those who don't have the value for Life, don't have value themselves. So this is something to consider within your daily decisions, on who you will support and who you will abuse. Support Life, and abuse those who don't. And may that be that karma or lesson, that Life is what holds value.

So help those who are willing to help themselves/others. Invest your time and effort in those that will actually support themselves and everyone. They are what matter. That is Life.

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