Theres a film about this it's called the box I think
Personally yes but only because I could save and help many people for the loss of one I'd also die if it meant many good people would live
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would u take a million but some stranger somewhere dies watch
- 05-02-2018 18:28
(Original post by fallen_acorns)
- 05-02-2018 18:36
I mean, the real question is not yes or no, its would I then be selfish or generous. For example, I am 100% confident that were I to have a million pounds and use it altruistically, I could save more then 1 life. Lets say I opened a fund to help X group of people that I had personal contact with, and I knew that a million was enough to avoid a lot of them dying. then it would probably be my moral imperative to take the money, as if I don't take the money I would be letting more die, for the sake of one.
But where is the limit between that and selfish behaviour? If one person dies, I get 1 million, and I can save the lives of 5 starving children for 100k, is the rest of the million guilt free? After all, in this hypothetical, I am 4 lives to the good?
I don't honestly know, but I suspect that given the choice, I would probably take the million, use a portion of it to help multiple others to ease my conscience and whats left use to help my family.
(that said, really most of our lives profit on the back of someone else. There is very very rarely guilt free money or assets, so if you start to weigh up your wealth and your assets against the lives of others, it becomes difficult to justify anything. For example I make a decent wage from the business I own. If people didn't come to my businesses, my customers resources wold be spent elsewhere - so me gaining something is to take it away from someone else. Its not a million or death, but the situation is still similar. Most of the good things we have in life come at the expense of others.
Say like akons solar project
Charity's profit from others suffering but often don't solve the root cause as they would suddenly go bankrupt
- 05-02-2018 18:38
It's not really us killing them so much as someone else deciding it. Take the money.
- 05-02-2018 18:44
Hell no, I would not be able to live normally. It's such a big weight on your shoulders, for the rest of your life? I don't need that much money, I need happiness.
- 05-02-2018 18:54
Also what if every one had the choice and made their choice at the Same time ?
The world pop count would drop instantlyLast edited by Lejax; 05-02-2018 at 18:55.
- 05-02-2018 18:55
Don't believe me if you want, but I'm pretty happy with what I'm doing now without being given a vast amount of money. Getting £1million right now wouldn't change what I'm currently doing (Uni 2nd year) and what I hope to do in the future. I'd probably only use a fraction of that money to go on a holiday abroad for the first time in over 15 years. Always wanted to visit the US or Australia!
A person's life is worth more than £1million, I'm a big worrier and their death would play on my conscious for the rest of my life.
- 05-02-2018 19:24
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(Original post by cat_mac)
- 06-02-2018 00:20
Wasn’t this in a movie where the person that dies is the person before you who took the money?
If that was the twist, i’d still take the money tbh. Have a good few weeks rolling in money then go out in a blaze of glory.