March 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm #4030
I had to think about this for a while.
So much depends on circumstances/atmosphere/scenario
And in the end, yes I agree with Selco. My will to survive is
stronger than my instinct to help another.
It is a good thing to have a solid philosophy/belief system you have examined
already so you can cope/handle with any guilt you might feel, no matter how
brief, over a future choice not to aid another.
Just my 2 centsMarch 29, 2014 at 1:23 pm #4862
I have to say, my ONLY duty is to my family not some stranger in the street, if I can help without putting myself in danger then okay, but my first inclination would be not to get involved and get out of the general area as fast as possible. I am no good to my family dead!
British Survivalist.March 29, 2014 at 7:35 pm #5131
There are many parts of a grid down situation that I can deal with. I, so far, have not been able to get my head around walking away from hurting people. My head understands – my heart and my emotions struggle with needing to do that. Since I have never been in that situation before, I don’t know what I would do, but I suppose if you see it on a regular basis, you get hardened to it. Too sad to have to make such hard choices.April 1, 2014 at 9:41 pm #6212
In reference to the question someone asked above–could you mercy-kill a suffering, dying person? That is a gut-wrenching question. I know it impacted me deeply, many years ago, when the National Geographic quoted a young Scandinavian man who lived far from civilization with his parents. He came upon his father lying on the ground, mauled by a bear, with skull split open and the brains visible if not falling out. They could not possibly get him to medical care, so he shot his dad. Gruesome, but perhaps merciful. I pray I never have to make that decision for a human. Animal, yes.
But I agree, it is not wise to help anyone if you are at risk, especially if others are depending on you. If a loner, the choice is yours. If things go down, life will be like it is in nature–brutal, without mercy, unkind to those who make mistakes.
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