Would you sacrifice your own life to save the lives of two strangers?
In a world filed with so much greed and selfishness, it's worrying to see that some would value their life more than others. At all times must we practice charity, and all our actions should be for the good of our family and others.
My children yes but a stranger I can't say for sure.
I wish I could say yes, but I am young and terrified at even the thought of death.
I have responsibility to take care of my loved ones... So no.
If they were children, probably. Otherwise how do I know they aren't assholes. I'm not sacrificing myself for a couple of assholes.
If everyone's life is equal then 2 is greater than one, so yes I would.
I have children, my life is no longer mine to sacrifice.... But I would put myself at limb losing risk. It sounds awful but less so than my 3 kids going hungry.
I'd like to think so but think it would probably depend on the situation and the ability to pull it off.
Only if those two were
To save the human race
I'd like to say I would, but deep down I know that if I was presented with that I would decline.
Not as long as I have kids that need me.
How about one stranger?
Doesn't matter how many. If I can save us both, I would. But if I could save them only, I would do my best to save them.
If it was a spur-of-the-moment decision, no. While I'd like to think highly of myself, there's no way I would be doing anything but following instinct. Id assume the only people who would say "yes" were trained in the military
It depends on the situation.
If you said yes then go donate your heart, your blood, liver, both your lungs, brain, and everything else. You will actually save wayyyy more than 2 lives!!! So who's gonna do it?
Agree. Nobody's going to do that.
No. Far too great of a cost to my wife and kids. And I would not expect any stranger to die for me either.
I would choose to live for my children rather than save others.
This is always my least favorite question...I think it's been asked like four times
Risk my life, yes. Knowingly sacrifice, probably not. Maybe for kids.
No. But I would for 2 children or 4 adults. Hell I would do it for one kid.
If you answer yes but just skip your local blood drive because you're tired, you're a hypocrite. You can save multiple lives by taking 5 minutes and some blood. I always want to but my parents want me to be older first.
When I give blood, I find it hard to believe that someone would have died without this specific pint of blood.
Still, very good point.
I'm not allowed to give blood due to not having the right height to weight ratio (don't weight enough for my height) and for being anemic. I did give blood once despite that, but they said they wouldn't allow me again
I just saw a screen thanking me for reporting somebody's for some kind of misbehavior, but I don't know who I reported because it didn't tell me, and, unfortunately, there was no undo button.
I'd like to think I would, but impossible to know without being faced with it.
Depends on who the two people are...
Kids yes, adults no.
Kids are worth 3-4 adults in my book.
2 adults wouldn't be enough to sacrifice my life though. 4 would.
I have a daughter who needs me so no, sorry.
Risk my own life, yes. But knowingly sacrifice my life for two strangers, no.
I don't think so - still how can one truly know?
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After every other possible means of trying to save them was exhausted.
I'd do it if it was the right situation
Meaning if it were kids no question yes, if it was a car fire absolutely, if a house fire unfortunately no its to risky, and or someone shooting no I'd run and hide, so totally depends and what's at risk
Risk it, with at least a reasonable chance we all live, sure. Sacrifice, as in make a trade, mine for theirs? Not a chance.
Wish I could say yes for a surety, but honestly, I probably wouldn't.
You can never know for sure until you are in the situation. Most people who unhesitatingly say yes are probably deluding themselves
Does this mean literally dying for two others or like trying to save someone from someone with a gun?
I think it does, and that's why I don't get so many say yes. If it was family, children etc. then I get it, but two random strangers, I'm confused.
Hell no. I like my life and plan on keeping it for a long time.
For everyone saying yes: just sign up to donate your organs. It's very easy and you can easily save more than two people.
Already did that
Can't say until I face the situation.
I might, depending on the circumstances.
It depends on what the strangers are like, how I'll sacrifice myself, ect.
Risk, yes. Sacrifice, no.
Doubtful - but when you are faced with a situation like that you never really know what you will do until it happens.
Yep, I like to think I'd give my life for two innocent strangers, but until the scenario actually happens I have no clue
You mean would my family sacrifice losing me to save the family member of two strange families
I said no but entirely depends on the ages of the two strangers.
no because I have children who depend on me
Of course I would.