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What is worth death?

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 30yrs • M •
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What is worth death?
We all die one day. How we face it is more or less up to us. However, what would be worth tasting death sooner? Protecting your loved ones? A political cause? Religion? What to you is worth more than you value your life?

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"The more you learn, the less you know."
 21yrs • M •
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most things are worth more than my life in theory but in practice i would say im not entirely sure because i never have gotten the choice to die for something so unless you've had the choice and have nearly died for something then i dont think anyone could possibly know

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"the only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain"
 34yrs • F •
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Life is worthless. Few people value life anyway, but objects and and their ego.

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 21yrs • M •
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i myself would have to say i would die for anything but not for nothing...

to clarify, i would die for anyone or anything if i thought that some good would come from it.

example: im on the street and one guy pulls a gun on another, i dont know anything about said person at gun point, but i would die if it meant that someone else wouldn't.

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 33yrs • M •
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Life is every thing. There are few I have ever come across and said life is worthless.
Ego and objects are ignored when lives are in danger.

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"I hungry"
 25yrs • M •
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not at all squarepants ego actually has fueled more death and distruction in history than any thing and land is still an object, every death in the name of conquest, impeialism, or any dictatorship ever on this planet, including feudalism can attest to this. stick to sunday morning cartoons

As for myself I would die for family with the exception of a cousin and one close friend of mine. As an athiest and an anarchist, life is all we have and we are all citizens of earth, dying for a country or a people is just dying for a government, that top one percent of the uppercrust.

I would also die if it meant martyrdom for the cause of furthering human rights. I may be gone, but my pain will end, the worlds will go on unless someone does something. Martin Luther King, Ghandi and countless others all martyrs for a cause and although Ghandis was mostly india, he did more for peace then billions that came before.


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"all you know is all you know"
 35yrs • M
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There are few things in life worth killing and dying for.
First on that list is gender. If someone is male, I encourage them to go put a bullet in their skull.
Aside from that I use a kind of math formula. Does my dying for this, or killing for this cause fewer people to suffer, or suffer less than had I not.
I.E. If we bombed the internment camps in North Korea, are we preventing suffering in the long run, especially since people are born and die in those places?

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"Fear is the emotion that prevents us from doing thing we shouldn't have thought of to begin with."
 65yrs • F •
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What a question. Can I have three wishes?

At my age, I feel so guilty for living! I am one those baby boomers that is causing a Social Security crisis, and if my death could resolve this problem, and assure my children's generation had as good lives as we have now, I would give my life for this.

I would give my life, if doing so would disappear illegal drugs, and all the suffering they cause.

I would give my life, if doing so would wake people up, cause them to be aware of reality and to be more reasonable. By being reasonable I mean, stop taking oil, and farm land, and water, and sea food for granted, and start practicing birth control, and population control, so we stop the destruction of the planet we need for life, and future generations can have as good lives as my generation has enjoyed.

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"Only when democracy is defended in the classroom is it defended."
 30yrs • M
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This question cannot be answered. It's like we're sitting here typing about taking a test. It's all talk. Life and death are just that. There's no talking about death. It just happens. Anyone claiming this high altruism, saying they'll die for some stranger is merely speculation masquerading as truth for self-serving grandiosity.

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"Just a fleck in the immeasurable circumference?"
 30yrs • M
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I don't know what's worth dying for. But I'll tell you what, I won't be around to tell talkers about it if I ever have to encounter what any one of the things are.

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"Just a fleck in the immeasurable circumference?"
 35yrs • M
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quote:
This question cannot be answered. It's like we're sitting here typing about taking a test. It's all talk. Life and death are just that. There's no talking about death. It just happens. Anyone claiming this high altruism, saying they'll die for some stranger is merely speculation masquerading as truth for self-serving grandiosity.


I have to disagree, people choose every single day to put themselves in situation that they cannot reasonably hope to survive based on certain ideals.
When I was in the guard, we found out at the beginning of the Iraqi war that we couldn't be deployed due to various reasons. Several of our guys volunteered to go for the initial invasion even though they didn't have to. Their 'Good bye just in case,' letters to their families we're in no way vague, they knew there was a good chance they'd die when they went. They believed they were going to support democracy and end tyranny in the world. Some did not make it back home.
For them death didn't just happen. They chose to go and place themselves in a bad situation where they knew they might die, for the benefit of people they didn't know, and who will likely never even know they were there.

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"Fear is the emotion that prevents us from doing thing we shouldn't have thought of to begin with."
 30yrs • M
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Cainchild, many men have gone off to fight in wars, without ever having truly comprehended just what they would face. Then again, men who have seen death and return to it for a second tour are another story.

My friend served three tours in Iraq. The second one, he justified by going to protect his brothers. He was a good leader. The third, he was numb to and in need of money/escape from a society he could no longer understand for the moment. So yes, I think I agree that there are men who CAN choose. Those ONLY being ones who know the implications of what they're choosing.

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"Just a fleck in the immeasurable circumference?"
 30yrs • M
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Anyone else, though, including me, are merely talkers.

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"Just a fleck in the immeasurable circumference?"
 20yrs • M •
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i would say that i would die for the bettering of all of human kind, but as such a situation will not happen soon i would say there is currently nothing else i would die for.

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"Life is interesting but the universe rules."
 29yrs • M
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$1,000,000.

I would say more but one million is already pushing it even if all my body parts could be sould successfully on the black market.


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