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#1
What if you had the choice to give your life for someone else: you die and that person lives. If you don't do it obviously that person dies and you live. It's a painless death. You have no idea who that person is (not you of course) and keep in mind that you'll have to live with the fact that you indirectly killed that person who may or may not have a family, a love, a life, a loving red fish, etc... Would you give your life?

If you think the legitimate choice is to let that person die because it's you or him, what if you'd know that person would die a very painful death? (Your death is still painless if you choose that) Would you still refuse to give your life?

(Btw I'm an alien testing you humans and your selfishness)
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#4
Nope. This life is all I have - why would I give that up for something I won't benefit from at all?
#5
Depends if anyone would know what you'd chosen.

People die all the time, if another person died because you said "i choose life thx" and nobody had any idea then i'm sorry for them but i'd live with it. I mean if you sacrificed your life for someone at random and nobody had any idea what you'd done then again, sorry but why would i?
Selfish though it may seem to some, a sacrifice has meaning if there's someone around to immortalize you by telling the story of your final and noble act.

Besides, i could be saving someone in a permanent coma for all i know.
#6
There is no right answer, all you can do is make the best decision possible when the time comes.

As for how painful a death could be compared to another, my favorite author once said something like this. " Dead is dead, the circumstances of a persons death doesn't matter. It's not like having a painful death would make you any less dead". Or something to that affect.
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#7
I live on and I wouldn't even spend another thought on it because I know the other guy would do the same.
#10
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Depends if anyone would know what you'd chosen.

People die all the time, if another person died because you said "i choose life thx" and nobody had any idea then i'm sorry for them but i'd live with it. I mean if you sacrificed your life for someone at random and nobody had any idea what you'd done then again, sorry but why would i?
Selfish though it may seem to some, a sacrifice has meaning if there's someone around to immortalize you by telling the story of your final and noble act.

Besides, i could be saving someone in a permanent coma for all i know.

Why would you even care? You'd be dead anyway.
#11
If I don't know who it is then nah.
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#12
lol, I'm not giving up my life for some person I don't even know. Sucks for him/her. HA!
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#13
doing that has a net of 0

nothx
#14
assuming that our lives are of equal value, it matters not which of us would die. So, if the manner of death was the same, I would sacrifice their life. However, if one introduced a painful death for another person, suicide would be the ethical choice, because they are not ethically equivalent decisions anymore.
#15
No. I am not dying at the expense of a stranger's life. I think it would be ridiculous to do so. Strangers die every day. What difference would this make?
#17
Aight then I shall destroy you humans with my alien laser beams.
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#18
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Aight then I shall destroy you humans with my alien laser beams.

I choose life thus increasing the probability you will die.
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#19
What if the person you saved was suicidal, and ended up offing themselves anyways? Or if the person who you save was really old and was going to die in a year anyways, or if the person you save turns out to be the next Adolf Hitler....too many intangibles.
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#21
i don't see a whole lot of difference between this and voluntary suicide

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#23
This is a fucking ******ed question. People die constantly. What should anyone care if they don't even know them? EVERYONE DIES EVENTUALLY ANYWAY. I know myself. I love myself. I will choose the person's life I give a shit about.

#24
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this.

What a stupid ****ing question, really.
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#26
I would not. Not even if I knew the person.
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#27
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#28
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I continue to live while hundreds of people in need of organ donations die.


this. +1
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#29
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I choose life thus increasing the probability you will die.


#30
If you have no knowledge the person, there's literally no reason to die. it's not "increasing utility" because you don't know if that person has more utility than you. You don't know if that person has more people dependent on him, or more people who will be upset by his passing. It's not selfish to choose life in this case. It'd just be stupid not to.

Also, it's better to be the indirect cause of death rather than the direct cause
#31
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If you have no knowledge the person, there's literally no reason to die. it's not "increasing utility" because you don't know if that person has more utility than you. You don't know if that person has more people dependent on him, or more people who will be upset by his passing. It's not selfish to choose life in this case. It'd just be stupid not to.

Also, it's better to be the indirect cause of death rather than the direct cause

Depends entirely upon the circumstances.
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#33
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elaborate

If you are about to shoot my wife it is far better for me to take action and blow your head off than to do nothing and indirectly allow my wife to die.
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#34
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If you are about to shoot my wife it is far better for me to take action and blow your head off than to do nothing and indirectly allow my wife to die.


True, but self-defense is always an exigent circumstance.
#36
Depends on who.

I wouldn't if it was some random stranger, sorry. Doesn't mean I'm "selfish". If I kill myself for another stranger, then my friends and family will be the ones that will suffer.

However, if it was for my brother or parents or something, then yeah, I probably would.
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#37
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this.

What a stupid ****ing question, really.


Such a fucking *******ed question.

#39
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True, but self-defense is always an exigent circumstance.

That scenario would not be self defense. Justifiable homicide in most parts of the world but not self defense.
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#40
Lol no. There are innocent people dying everyday and we can't save them all. That's life mate. You're on this earth to live your life. Why give it all away for someone you don't know? Heck, I probably wouldn't even do it for someone I do know.
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