Is one person's value greater or smaller than another's based on what they contribute or do in life? Why or why not?
I ask because I'm reading this book that makes the claim that no one is better than anyone else because no one does anything "inappropriate" based on their model of the world. What do you think?
Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:58 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by Koukla12905 at 6:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 6:23 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
I think your book is generally right. I believe we are all created equal, BUT, I also believe that some of us CHOOSE to be worth less to society than others do. As a person, in the grand scheme of things, we are all equal to one another. But I also believe that when a person makes the choice to be a killer, rapist, drug addict or whatever, they are making the choice to lower their worth to society.
So yes, I agree with your book in the sense that we are all equal to one another when we look at the bigger picture. But that there are different ways to weight worth... You may not be worth less to the universe if you kill 300 people, but you sure are worth less to me! Generally though, I think we are all one in the same...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:48 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by NightPhoenix at 3:38 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
I think we are all just as important as the next guy. Do some people do more good in the world then others, yes, but that doesn't make them more important.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 8:12 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
Nope. I am categorically opposed to socialism, and at it's base level, that's all it is - an insistence that everyone is "just as good" and therefore "deserves the same". You cannot separate people from their actions unless you are reducing them to carcasses. We are people, not hunks of flesh, and deserving of more respect than a side of beef hanging in a butcher's window.
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:26 PM on Jun. 25, 2010
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