I was going to say something like that but I didn’t want people thinking I was trying to be cruel instead of honest. I agree with everything you said. Well, except for wanting to die today, I really wouldn’t mind that at all. I hate my life. Seeing 5 minutes of an Olsen twins film today nearly pushed me over the edge.
Glad to see that my comments were taken the way in which they were intended. I was somewhat worried that people would misunderstand.
As I said before, I have begun to question the value of the human life. In my search for meaning and truth and whatnot, I have not yet found a religion / discipline that seems to have the answers that I’m looking for. In effect, I begin to question the existence of a god, and consuquently, the value of the human life. If we really were created in what you might call a freak accident of the cosmos, then what value do we as humans have over bugs or vermin? We’re higher forms of life, to be sure. But how exactly does intellegence factor out to be worth? Just because we have the ability to say that we don’t want to die doesn’t really mean that we’re less expendable, does it?
In addition, I’ve been thinking about the lack of “herd-thinning” variables and how odd it is that it seems logical for the human population to multiply at an exponential rate and use resources faster and faster. (PLEASE NOTE: I have done no research into the actual growth of the world population so please correct me if I’m wrong.) Instead, we place an infinite worth on the human life, forcing us to keep even the weakest alive. In effect, the stronger members of the metaphorical herd are dragged down by the weaker, poorer ones.
I propose that one solution to hunger and poverty is to just bomb the hell out of ghettos. This, however, certainly not the “ethical” thing to do. In fact, I wouldn’t even go so far as to suggest it in reality. But would you agree that it would cut our losses, so to speak?
The point I’m trying to make here is not that we should kill people. I like people for the most part and I’d like to keep them around. The main question that I’m asking here is “are we just ‘making up’ the value of the human life?” and if so “can’t we change it if we feel like it?”
I leave this open for debate of course. I’m not saying one way or the other. I certainly believe that this issue is debatable…
And I apologize for this near-hijacking of the thread