|Posted by Star 2.0 on May 9, 2014 at 5:30 PM|
So I was looking around the a philosophy forum to find a cool topic, and found this:
"Is it better to be a live coward or a dead hero?"
Here is what They think:
"One can pointlessly face danger so one can be or seem tough or brave. (I call that self-destructive pseudo-toughness.) But that's not generally what is meant by heroism. Similarly, choosing not to face danger when facing the danger is more harmful than not is generally not what is meant by cowardice. I think cowardice generally refers to people who make harmful decisions out of fear. Heroes are generally people like firefighters who overcome their natural fear of fire when they can see it is worth the risk. Of course, we are more prone to use the word heroism when we feel the brave decision is especially compassionate. We are more prone to use the word cowardice when the fearful decision is especially selfish.
Anyway, regarding my own personal values, I generally prefer to stay alive. Of course, I would choose to die or risk dying if doing it would have results that I want more than choosing to live. For example, if I saw an innocent 3-year-old girl playing in the street about to be hit by a car, and for the sake of simplicity let's say I know that either I have to let her die or kill myself to save her, of course I would choose to save her. Who wouldn't?"
| -Scott... From some forum
What do you think? Is it better to live as a coward or die as a hero?
I would like think that I would give my life for any innocent individual. But when push comes to shove... Would I really be able to?
It takes a special kind of person to be a martyr.
What do you guys think? Live a Coward, or die a Heros death?