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    A friend once told me that he would die for a cause. I was so surprised that I laughed at him.

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    I don't think I feel strongly enough about or believe in anything enough to warrant me giving my life for it.

    Furthermore, I think dying for a cause is a pretty short-sighted solution to your problem. I think of people who purposefully gave their life for their causes and I honestly think less of them for it. Anybody can die. That's probably the easiest thing you can do.

    I am a heartless monster, I guess.

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    No, I'm not that much of an idealist. If the cause saved sombody I was close to from some impending doom, I would. If somebody convinced me that death was an ultimate and valid contribution, and that a specific cause would really make everything better for everybody in some lasting way, then I'd probably be dead by the day's end. Those are some very improbable ifs.

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    Absolutely.

    For my progeny, loved ones, or survival of the group are about the only reasons.

    I'd prefer not to, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginkgo View Post
    Would You Die For A Cause?
    earlier in my life, I would have said no.

    At this point, it's more a matter of living in a way I think is courageous, as well as congruent with self. If that choice leads me to die earlier, then so be it. I don't prefer to die, but I won't avoid it if need be.

    I don't have an issue with dying for my children either.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    A friend once told me that he would die for a cause. I was so surprised that I laughed at him.
    ha ha, maybe the question of, "Would you be laughed at for a cause?" is even larger than the "die for one" question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    A friend once told me that he would die for a cause. I was so surprised that I laughed at him.
    Considering life to be a cause, you could laugh at all - a cause we all choose to die for.

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    Yes, I would die for a cause that I believed in at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsuko Souma View Post
    Yes, I would die for a cause that I believed in at least
    If you didn't believe in what I said, would you join Voltaire and die for my right to say it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Oh Saturned, if only you would die for me.

    You could glance at me across the candle lit table, reach out to touch my fingers, and as your perfume intoxicated me, say, "Victor, I would die in a ditch for you".
    Lol this post just made me double-chin with disgust. Good job Victor. That was refreshing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    If you didn't believe in what I said, would you join Voltaire and die for my right to say it?
    No, though I am unsure what Voltaire said and what I would be "joining" but I would die for that cause if I believed it not "for your right to say it."

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