Originally Posted by calico2222
Ok, besides the cloning thing, this is what bothers me the most. Why should WE eradicate their debt? As in their national debt so they could actually provide for their people? If so, why??
Also, isn't the law of nature the "survival of the fittest"? Hence, the weakest ones die because...well, they are weak. Is it fair that these people are born into this area? No. But, again, nature rules (playing devil's advocate here).
Lastly, I have always wondered this...I've heard of the first world, and the third world. Who lives in the second world? I thought this was just one world.
. Has anyone seen a movie called "the Island"? It had an interesting take on cloning, chilling.
I agree with you, there is only one world. First world, third world, all of us live in the same world. My feelings are the same as Natalie_Ca's first post written on this thread.
Life is not at all survival of the fittest, not at all. In the medical field, we HELP people live longer. We remove cancers, we treat childhood illness, and we don't say, oh you are sick, if you die oh well, there are more people, survival of the fittest. I am for one very glad we have this technology or my dad would not be alive today, healthy, active, and in great shape.
Someone breaks their foot or becomes disabled, we help them. They don't go hungry since they can't gather food. Someone is caught in a natural disaster, we don't just say too bad so sad, you shouldn't have lived there. We do what we can, get get first aid to respond. People HELP people, it is one of the better points about humans, humanity, good will to others. Helping each other. Do unto others. All that stuff.
You yourself probably grew up having preventative health care. Better food, more vitamins, fresh air, exercise, love. It is survival of the more lucky for some, the ones born into a certain lifestyle and don't have to work at all for it. Not everyone is as lucky, some do struggle, some win, some lose. Even if they are very strong, very healthy, very adaptable, very spiritual, very intelligent, generally all around very good people, they will not be given equal chance if they live in a poor area in the third world as someone who was born into a middle class first world family, underachiever, not intelligent, does drugs, etc. I doubt Paris Hilton is a "fittest" in this world.
Being born into a family that always has enough food to eat for example makes that person luckier than most. Most people have never felt what it was like to go hungry and be starving for many weeks, the pain of not being able to provide for your children, the pain of doing everything you know how to do, but it still not being enough.
They matter, their life matters! Their pain is real. I have traveled to other countries, seen the poverty. It is a cycle. They don't have money or education, so the next generation is in the same boat. It is very hard to break that cycle. Humanity is the only animal that is forced to pay for access to good food, clean water, etc. There are still some that live in jungles and live off of their own land to survive and don't play by the same rules as mass society, but if their government takes that away from them, they will be left with nothing, in poverty, on a small part of land that might not even be able to produce adequate food and clean water.
Stuff others take for granted in the US. That is much unlike the individuals born into money with a roof over their heads protected from the harsh elements, they have to struggle less in life. It isn't survival of the fittest. I think a valid argument could be made it is survival of the richest, those with access to better medical care, preventative care, more education, better food, adequate shelter, etc. These things all play a role in people's lifespan and overall health in life. Even race still today in the US can play a part in health and longevity, as race is tied to health care, education, and safe and adequate places to live in many cases. There are lots of variables. Even today a lot of people take life for granted when they have never had to understand how hard life can be.
Some get so indifferent to real life and wrapped up in their own selves and their own lives, they lose empathy for others and cannot relate or have an open mind to others different from themselves. May we never lose sight of helping others, having compassion for others, and being thankful for what we have and wanting to give back.
I believe in Karma, what goes around does come around.