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No questions asked- I would. Even if it was instantaneous death...
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connorbush wrote:It would be a poor choice in the long run. Disease is needed to prevent overpopulation.
My thoughts exactly. It sounds harsh and cruel, but it's very true. We are already overpopulated.
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe." ~Albert Einstein
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Added wrinkle to those of you who said yes, without hesitation: Would you still do it if your death would leave your family in extreme financial hardship?
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This reminds of me a scene in one my favorite(albeit horrible) movies, Swordfish. The main antagonist asks the hero, you have the power to cure all the worlds diseases, but in order for that to happen, you must kill one innocent child; would you do it?
In the movie, I wouldn't kill the child, and here, I wouldn't die for everyone else. I'm no savior to the world, as is no one else either. And as already stated, we are grossly overpopulated, and need to off about 25% of the total population worldwide. Not me though, I need to stay. I work hard, contribute to society, volunteer when I can, and don't expect anyone else to bear the responsibility of anything I've done.
Just my .02, however worthless two American cents are these days..
...i remain, he who remains to be...