All Organizations Must be Self-Serving to Some Extent to Continue their Existence
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My opponent must prove that an organization (government, religious, or social) can continue their existence without being self-serving at all.
No other rules than that. Have at it.
Yes, I will accept a single organization for use as a basis.
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a wonderful organization that does a lot of good...I'd say they even do more good than most. However, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital must be self-serving to some extent.
If the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital never advertised themselves, the public wouldn't know about the organization, and the organization wouldn't have the funds to continue their existence.
If the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital never paid their bills, the lights would be shut off.
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital must do what they need to do in order to continue their existence.
In the same way, a conscience human being must eat in order to continue their existence. Eating is a self-serving act.
And I am not claiming "that Saint Jude's is self serving ONLY on the basis that they have advertising to keep the lights on." As mentioned, I believe that the St. Jude Children's Hospital is doing a lot to benefit the community at large. But as you mentioned "The bills must be paid to ensure that people get the most gracious care possible." This is a self-sustaining act.
My general point is, every organization must do some self-sustaining, even if it is to the lowest possible degree. The St. Jude Children's Hospital may act in a way that is 99.99999% self-sacrificing, but they must act in even the slightest way to support themselves in order to continue existence.
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Self Serving-having concern for one's own welfare and interests before those of others.
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These terms are not synonymous and I will debate the resolution using both terms, but changing the resolution in the middle of the round gives me the ballot. However, Saint Jude's is not self serving by definition because they use outside funds to provide medicine and care for others without them having to pay a cent. This is generosity at the maximum and provides a sturdy example since the pro said I only had to provide an example of an instance of non self serving to continue their existence. I met my burden of proof and thus have provided a clear counter example that destroys the maxim outlined in the resolution.
If we implement the words self sustain into the resolution the resolution reads as follows "All Organizations Must be Self-Sustaining to Some Extent to Continue their Existence"Again I use Saint Jude's as a model because they need constant outside assistance to help themselves survive. They are 100% non-profit organization which means their very existence is dependent upon outside help.
Thanks for the great round
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Vote Placed by republicofdhar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro conceded that all organisations can be non self-serving, but must be self-sustaining. He asked, in the final round (!), for these two to be assumed to be synonymous. Obviously he can't do that. Con wins this debate.
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