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  • Limiting and valueless

    Life itself is valued above all other this in our society, which doesn't make since when we cannot trade with it and are often hindered or defeated by other lives. Furthermore, having life prevents us from doing many things, some good and some bad, and we should not be limited in this way.

  • Yes we do

    Humans do value life to much. If someone died of a heart attack, we make a huge fuss over it when really, its just a part of nature and life. We are always trying to save people and keep them alive. Like with diabetics, manufacturing artificial insulin and keeping them alive. Then they reproduce and pass the gene or their offspring becomes diabetic. That weakens genes and increases the population. Humans just dont accept the fact that some are weaker and may die off so we keep them alive, making the world as populated as it is today.

  • Yes but it doesn't make sense not to.

    If humans do not first value their lives, then how are they to value anything else? Our main objective is to survive and live (though why, I don't know), of course we're going to value our lives. It isn't wrong to overvalue our lives. It's basically all we have, if you think about it.

  • Everything is irrelevant.

    Worms will be dancing on everybody's bones.

    Life is fleeting, everything beyond it is unknown. If humans fear the unknown - and they always try to understand it - they will inevitably attribute meaning to life as well, in an attempt to distort this fear and transform it in something comfortable, "value".

    Life has no intrinsic value. The only difference between us and a stone, is the energy dedicated to trying to make sense of what our curse of consciousness feeds into our brains and bodies.

    Don't feed the curse, embrace the fleeting nature of everything; you will not be happier, but then again, happiness is only a false concept that we have made up in our attempt to understand the darkness.

  • School shootings, suicide, euthanasia

    These are terrible things that we hear about everyday but when it comes down to it, humans value life on different levels. Plants at the bottom, then insects, small animals, everything else, and then us. Humans need to understand that we are just as unimportant as a tree in the forest and that regardless, everything animate dies. What makes human life valueable?

  • Does Anything Really Need "value"?

    I'm not sure why my mind has switched to this, but here we go. I think humans value way too much. Back when it was just hunting giant animals for food, in the brink of survival, we valued two things. Survival, and food. Everything else we value is just extra. I get that some things have sentimental value, and I get that it's hard to let go of luxuries. I am guilty of this too, along 27th every other human. I just don't see what difference it makes in the universe whether or not we survive? Its been here for eternity, it doesn't rely on us.

  • Objectively, Life is meaningless.

    At least if you consider a meaningful life to be an impactful one. The universe will eventually atomize, and spread the individual particles so far apart that if they (Nonliving matter) could view each other, they wouldn't be able to. We all die, and all actions will be forgotten. Many have accepted this fact, others hold to a delusion of meaning, by trying to help others, and through other means. The issue is that their efforts are futile because eventually through the deaths of many it will be the same as if they did nothing at all. Due to inconsequentiality life can not have meaning. That said finding meaning is a subjective task. This said, life should be a choice for those who are a part of it.

  • Religion tells people to think this way.

    Forever within human existence humans have feared death. People make theories, and other garbage. So they can follow it as insurance they won't suffer when they die. But the truth is nobody can really know what happens after life. THERE ARE THOUSANDS. OF RELIGIONS ON THIS EARTH, AND LOTS OF PEOPLE. DON'T. KNOW ABOUT YOURS, WHY IS YOURS TRUE? Is human nature so stupid to always think there must always be a heaven or a hell. Or we just want it that way...

  • Its pretty obvious.

    I beleive we are here for selfish reasons. We want those reasons to not be selfish, so we put alot of effort into beleivkng our b:s . Human life has as much value as you think it does.. No can answer it for you. That also may mean it is not existant... Or just a made up theory. No one really knows lol

  • People don't appreciate it

    People today are very attached to their technology and social media, they don't see anything else important and its quite sad. They do make a big fuss if they could be close to death, but they didn't do anything in their life that would be worth living. In fact, most people spend a total of 4.3 hours on their phone a day.

  • Human life maybe, but not life in its entirety

    You would be hard pressed to find any sane person who would treat every life form equally.
    Take this question: would you rather with your bare hands, kill one human baby or one hundred puppies?
    For some reason, even in our advanced state of reasoning and societal values, this is a difficult question for most people because for some reason a human life is 'worth' more than that of other species. Just look at animal testing (a whole other topic!) and the destruction of swathes of natural habitats. If someone, in the name of business, began razing cities to the ground there would be uproar.
    Ultimately, we will do anything in the name of 'human' rights to life, but will consistently let those of any other organisms fall by the wayside.

    If this is a philosophical question geared towards fearing death and 'the end', then I would answer like this: People like to think and will tell themselves (and others) that they value their lives, but will in reality waste the large majority it of it procrastinating and distracting themselves from really 'living' (again a debate could be formed as to the meaning of 'living' against 'existing'!).

    In both senses though, the answer is no.

    Posted by: cp8
  • Not with nature enough

    In my opinion humans don't value life enough because they are so separated from nature and animals. We see life and copy we see life today as life which it is not to the fullest in my opinion. I think it was better before when we actually lived free with nature and hunted and grew.

  • Not at all.

    If we valued life in any way whatsoever as a species, we would have torn down our borders, rewritten the maps, be speaking Esperanto to each other, and launching all our weapons randomly out into space. You call Hiroshima, and Nagasaki, the massacres in Syria, all these school shootings in America, and the countless other sociopathic death sprees around the world valuing life TOO MUCH? The real question should be, "Do humans value life too little?". (By the way Bruinshockeyfan, *too) And the answer to that is yes. Yes we do. Sure there are plenty of people who would rather push that spider in the bathtub out the window back into the wild rather than smashing it with a dustpan and flushing it down the toilet, but the flushers way outnumber the other guys.

  • Pleased to meet you

    https://youtu.be/BpaRouocBes
    The guy wearing the mask clearly knows what he's talking about. And I must agree that we value life too much. After all, each of us are expendable and to others we're not really too different. Merely a bunch of noise with uninteresting thoughts that already have been thought countless times before by countless lives before. Each of us could be replaced by another and no one's the wiser because we're truly concerned with our own interests, anyway. Do you honestly think that you mean anything to your friends? Your loved one, perhaps? We're all looking to gain for ourselves. What sets us apart as unique individuals? So why should others outside of ourselves matter? Simply put, they don't. And you don't.

  • People Don't Value Life At All

    Sure, maybe people care about their family, friends, and neighbors. But if we're willing to kill thousands and thousands of civilians with bombs and we're willing to allow the government to execute human beings, and when we talk about this, we don't really have any empathy for those losing their lives, it's hard to make the case that we as a culture value life at all.

  • People don't appreciate it

    People today are very attached to their technology and social media, they don't see anything else important and its quite sad. They do make a big fuss if they could be close to death, but they didn't do anything in their life that would be worth living. In fact, most people spend a total of 4.3 hours on their phone a day.


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hopeyouguessedmyname says2018-01-14T06:29:32.230
https://youtu.be/BpaRouocBes
The guy wearing the mask clearly knows what he's talking about. And I must agree that we value life too much. After all, each of us are expendable and to others we're not really too different. Merely a bunch of noise with uninteresting thoughts that already have been thought countless times before by countless lives before. Each of us could be replaced by another and no one's the wiser because we're truly concerned with our own interests, anyway. Do you honestly think that you mean anything to your friends? Your loved one, perhaps? We're all looking to gain for ourselves. What sets us apart as unique individuals? So why should others outside of ourselves matter? Simply put, they don't. And you don't.