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    If we had time to think about it and discuss it, I would maybe save other people. If it was my kneejerk reaction, I'd probably let most people die and save my man. If it was one of my kids, chances are I would not only let everybody die, but I would kill them myself, in order to save my young. I think that this is probably not a good thing, but sometimes the mind doesn't override the mammal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Who would turn out to be you.


    kill me instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    If we had time to think about it and discuss it, I would maybe save other people. If it was my kneejerk reaction, I'd probably let most people die and save my man. If it was one of my kids, chances are I would not only let everybody die, but I would kill them myself, in order to save my young. I think that this is probably not a good thing, but sometimes the mind doesn't override the mammal.
    Oh, I love you.

    "Cafe, instead of saving her kids, kills everyone else."

    Same outcome.
    Slightly different solution.
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    You have to realize that if 100 people died cause you chose your loved one, there is probably at least one person that loved one of the 100 dead people that'd be willing to kill you and your loved one.

    So if you choose to let lots of people die for your loved one, you better go live in a cave in a mountain somewhere.

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    The weight of allowing thousands/millions/billions of people die over one person even if you love that person is an atrocious idea to me. I'd consider the person who allowed it to happen a sociopath. The human race is dead because of what? I strongly believe the right thing to do in a situation like this is to let your one person go. I don't think it means that you don't love the person. Do I love humanity or the one person more? I've never felt that deeply for someone so maybe my mind will change. This reminds me of this Winnie the Pooh quote I see:

    If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.
    I can't explain why I don't like this quote but it's always bothered me. I think it superficially seems like a beautiful sentiment. It seems to me what it's really saying is I don't care about the one day you have to live without me I just want to make sure I don't have to live without you. I feel like there's a bunch of stuff embedded that idea that disturbs me. But I'm sure many people think it's romantic and I guess it is.*shrug*

    If I were on the the one who had to die I hope I'd be brave enough to die to save humanity. Maybe I'll get a elementary school named after me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteanmix View Post
    If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.

    I can't explain why I don't like this quote but it's always bothered me. I think it superficially seems like a beautiful sentiment. It seems to me what it's really saying is I don't care about the one day you have to live without me I just want to make sure I don't have to live without you.
    Actually, that is my initial impression of it as well.

    If I were on the the one who had to die I hope I'd be brave enough to die to save humanity. Maybe I'll get a elementary school named after me.
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    How hard can it be?

    Honestly, the easy answer is to sacrifice oneself.
    It's harder when you have to let someone else die, and live with the ramifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImNotTooPopular View Post
    You have to realize that if 100 people died cause you chose your loved one, there is probably at least one person that loved one of the 100 dead people that'd be willing to kill you and your loved one.
    That wouldn't enter into the ethical question of it for me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladypinkington View Post
    Hubby and I were watching BattleStar Galactica- a great show by the way and if you don't like it then you are wrong and should pray for forgiveness,lol,

    anywho-
    there is an episode where the commander puts the lives of everyone which is close to 50,000 people left of man in the show in danger for the sake of trying to save one person called Star Buck.

    I couldn't help but say that I would do the same thing for my hubby- I would endanger the world- 7 million people to try to save my one hubby-
    if 7 million people and my hubby were hanging off of a cliff- I'd save my hubby,lol. Do I think that is noble- not at all- but it's honest-

    I think it is interesting though- what people's bending limits are

    What do you think your bending limit is for the sake of your loved one?
    At what point do you put your principles behind your values?
    Btw, the Earth's population is closer to 7 billion. Carry on...
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    At first, I thought this was a thread to trick everyone into posting their telephone numbers.

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    I don't have a romantic 'loved' one right now, so I'd let my hypothetical loved one die and save the 7 billion. Should I have a romantic loved one, I don't know. That kind of love is powerful.

    But, I'm with cafe concerning my kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillyGoose View Post
    I don't have a romantic 'loved' one right now, so I'd let my hypothetical loved one die and save the 7 billion. Should I have a romantic loved one, I don't know. That kind of love is powerful.

    But, I'm with cafe concerning my kid.
    It was 7 million! If 7 billion people died, that'd be everyone on the planet, and you and your loved one probably wouldn't be able to survive if that happened. What would the world do without INTPs catching these details and discrepancies?

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