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  • January 12, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Fellow philosoverts

Come and join us for 2013's first meetup. Have food and/or beer and most importantly, share your views with us.

Here's a situation I recently saw that I find intriguing. Imagine this :

"You are an adult who was saved from a burning house by a local fireman when you were a baby. Unfortunately, the fireman died saving you.

Now, 30 something years later someone hears this story and asks you what you have done with your life considering that someone else sacrificed their own life to save yours. How would you react ? What would you say ? Would you even see the need to answer at all ?

Interested in people's opinions.

See you there


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  • A former member
    A former member

    There would be no need to feel or behave differently. First, your being a baby at the time means 1. the situation couldn't have been your fault and 2. you couldn't have asked to be rescued. Even though that's enough of an argument right there, it's also worth pointing out that the fireman was just doing a job, so there's not necessarily any act of nobility to be rewarded here. And to beat a dead hypothetical horse, maybe he died because he was reckless or just sucked at it :)

    January 6, 2013

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