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The few or the many?
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The few or the many?

Basically the thread asks that if you were in a position where you had to choose to protect the lives of those you loved and cared about(none of that just because their family bullshit or just romantic stuff) at the potential that their existence could cause destruction or even suffering or to put the majority and many first at the cost of killing those that you love and cherish which would you choose?

Honestly I thought about it yesterday and I would pick the few.
I come off as a misanthrope and plain psychopathic sometimes but I wouldn't wish too much suffering on anybody that doesn't deserve it(the bad humor is more of a coping mechanism) but if it came down to it I and I actually cared about anybody I would want to protect no matter the risk or consequence.

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Re: The few or the many?

I suppose it depends on the situation... I'll think on this.

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Re: The few or the many?

The right thing to do would be to choose the many, but I would probably still choose the few.
I wouldn't be human if I didn't.

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Re: The few or the many?

I mean, the many aren't specified, the many could be a bunch of murderers and thieves, or they could be monks and scholars. Or a mix.

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Re: The few or the many?

I put the needs of the few before the needs of the many. 60% of the human population could suddenly go poof, but as long as I protect those who I love and genuinely care about, that 60% can kiss my scrotum.

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Re: The few or the many?

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I have made up my mind, unless these many are extremely good people, the few...

We need a population decrease anyway.

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Re: The few or the many?

Weswammy Wrote:The right thing to do would be to choose the many

I'm going to stop you there. What's right for you is wrong for another human being. The continuation and comfort of the human race is not what I strive for, it's the continuation and comfort of those I love. Hence the few would be the right option for me. Humanity be damned.

It's not black and white morality.

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Re: The few or the many?

CrayolaColours Wrote:I mean, the many aren't specified, the many could be a bunch of murderers and thieves, or they could be monks and scholars. Or a mix.

The many are that and more.

They are just the regular population, humanity in general.
Kids, crime breakers, adults, etc.

The few are the ones you love, care about and cherish.

I had one guy I know pick the many as that what he believed his few would want.

Leon Wrote:I put the needs of the few before the needs of the many. 60% of the human population could suddenly go poof, but as long as I protect those who I love and genuinely care about, that 60% can kiss my scrotum.

My thoughts exactly.

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Re: The few or the many?

HeartofShadows Wrote:I had one guy I know pick the many as that what he believed his few would want.

An interesting thought...

I'm going to have to put more thought into this.

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Re: The few or the many?

But if the few would want it, couldn't they try and stop it?

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Hypothetical situation in which you had a kill switch?

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So, by kill switch, you mean I would have to press one? I couldn't just cut the blue wire?

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Re: The few or the many?

If you don't do it, the world erupts into chaos, women become slaves, rape is abundant and so is murder.

Hypothetical situation. The pressure can be whatever you want. But you have to choose one.

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Re: The few or the many?

Ah, kay, in that case, the few, because if that's what the many is going to do if I don't press anything, might as well kill them.

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You gotta take into consideration what the few would want. Which turns out to be the hard part.

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So, is it EVERYONE I care about? Or just one person? If it's one, it would be easier to figure out what they'd want. As for EVERYONE, I think... I would think they wouldn't want to go their whole lives knowing that they're living it while many others are dead because of it.

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Majority of people I care about wouldn't give a shit. They'd probably celebrate. But there are those few...

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CrayolaColours Wrote:So, is it EVERYONE I care about? Or just one person? If it's one, it would be easier to figure out what they'd want. As for EVERYONE, I think... I would think they wouldn't want to go their whole lives knowing that they're living it while many others are dead because of it.

Everyone you care about.

Its suppose to be a sacrifice for a reason after all.

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Re: The few or the many?

Well, half would want to live, half wouldn't...

Fuck it, kill the many. My previous statement stands, we need less people.

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Certainly, but I doubt the people you care about would be able to run a single city, much less the world.

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Re: The few or the many?

But he didn't say EVERYONE else, did he? That wouldn't make much sense... last time I heard that, it was the people you cared about, or an extremely large group of people... not everyone.

Plus, what would we have to actually run?

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Re: The few or the many?

Depends. I'm assuming you like your comforts, so you'd be at least running power and water. Which would require maintenance and fuel. But certainly, he did say many. Kind of makes it hard to speculate properly.

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True, I personally wouldn't give a rats ass either way, if everyone dies, I'll be free, I could go anywhere I wanted, because there would be no law enforcement to say otherwise.

But in all honesty, if we were talking EVERYONE dieing... I would just pick the many. I haven't even met a dateable guy, if I picked the few, I never would, I'd never meet future best friends, plus we'd all get sick of each other, being in probably close quarters our whole lives.

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If you pick the few you could kill off humanity. Just kill the remainder.

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Which is why I said if we're talking globally, I'd kill the few.

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So tempting to kill mankind...

*shrugs* I might go for killing all humans.

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But then shit would get oh so boring. I don't care for very many people...

If I don't care much for myself, would that mean I'd die? Laugh

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Re: The few or the many?

I think you're exempt from the question.

Eh, I don't think it'd be boring. Infinite stuff to do. Learn how to fly or some shit.

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Re: The few or the many?

*looks at awol and crayola's crazy posts*

Okay I got an example.

Its if your loved ones were a danger to many other people by some indirect way that isn't there fault and had potential to cause suffering an death to a great number of people.

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Re: The few or the many?

im just gonna be selfish on this one and save my loved one.
ehh, im human. not my fault Smile

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