Is Life Cheap?

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    Everyone exploits other living things.

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    Even a vegetarian takes and uses life.

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    Once basic needs are met, the accumulation of resources, both living and mineral, and the power to control resources, including human resources, is the pinnacle of the concept behind "Survival of the Most Fit", and if the checkered history of this violent world confirms anything, it's that life is a cheap resource. Especially human life.


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    As exploited life forms go, humans have been a very profitable resource.

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    The first generation on this pale blue speck of wet dust in space to show enough Sentience to understand 'survival of the species' over 'survival of the fittest' will get to see their children reach the stars.


    :dunno: Does anyone really need a gold pot to piss in?
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    To answer your questions in order:

    1) Life can't be measured with monetary value.

    2) No. No one needs gold toilets.
     
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    The "good" life is.

    Love, trust, friendship and an occupied mind. It's all free and by design....:)
     
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    The chemical components that make up the human body work out to about $1985.77.

    However, if you were to piece out your body, Wired magazine says your body is worth about $45 million...

    Read more: How much is your body worth
     
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    Each person has to answer what is important to them. Sit down and look around. Think about the things you value and be honest and you'll have your answer.

    How do you value those around you?
     
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    You make an outstanding case for Religion.

    Thank you.
     
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    I firmly believe that the biggest cancer to our society is the devaluation of human life.
     
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    Song lyrics to What Do The Simple Folk Do?:
    GUENEVERE

    What do the simple folk do

    To help them escape when they're blue?

    The shepard who is ailing, the milkmaid who is glum

    The cobbler who is wailing from nailing his thumb

    When they're beset and besieged

    The folk not noblessly obliged

    However do they manage to shed their weary lot?

    Oh, what do simple folk do...we do not?

    ARTHUR

    I have been informed by those who know them well

    They find relief in quite a clever way

    When they're sorely pressed, they whistle for a spell

    And whistling seems to brighten up their day

    And that's what simple folk do

    So they say

    GUENEVERE

    They whistle?

    ARTHUR

    So they say

    (they whistle for a while)

    GUENEVERE

    What else do the simple folk do

    To pluck up the heart and get through?

    The wee folk and the grown folk

    Who wander to and fro

    Have ways known to their own folk

    We throne folk don't know

    When all the doldrums begin

    What keeps each of them in his skin?

    What ancient native custom provides the needed glow?

    Oh, what do simple folk do?

    Do you know?

    ARTHUR

    Once, upon the road, I came upon a lad

    Singing in a voice three times his size

    When I asked him why, he told me he was sad

    And singing always made his spirits rise

    And that's what simple folk do

    I surmise

    GUENEVERE

    They sing?

    ARTHUR

    I surmise

    BOTH

    Arise, my love, arise, my love

    Apollo's lighting the skies, my love

    The meadows shine with columbine

    And daffodils blossom away

    Hear Venus call to one and all

    Come taste delight while you may

    The world is bright and all is right

    And life is merry and gay

    GUENEVERE

    What else do the simple folk do?

    They must have a system or two

    They obviously outshine us at turning tears to mirth

    Have tricks a royal highness is minus from birth

    What, then, I wonder, do they

    To chase all the goblins away?

    They have some tribal sorcery you haven't mentioned yet

    Oh, what do simple folk do to forget?

    ARTHUR

    Often, I am told, they dance a fiery dance

    And whirl 'till they're completely uncontrolled

    Soon the mind is blank and all are in a trance

    A violent trance astounding to behold

    And that's what simple folk do

    So I'm told

    GUENEVERE

    They dance?

    ARTHUR

    So I'm told

    (they dance)

    GUENEVERE

    What else do the simple folk do

    To help them escape when they're blue?

    ARTHUR

    They sit around and wonder what royal folk would do

    And that's what simple folk do

    GUENEVERE

    (spoken)

    Oh, no, really?

    ARTHUR

    I have it on the best authority.

    BOTH

    (sung)

    Yes, that/'s what simple folk do
     
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    While I stand by my early comment on how we cannot measure the value of human life with money, I would point out that it isnt exactly cheap to woo a good woman, convince that woman to marry you, and create a human life with you.

    At least, if you are most men.
     
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    *chuckling*

    Well played.
     

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