Spinoff of a Spinoff: Who should the stranger save – you or your dog?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Who would you want the stranger to save?
    The stranger should save me : (42 votes)
    82 %
    The stranger should save my dog : (9 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I mean, I love my pups, but….

    Interesting question!

    Post # 4
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    5966 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    me. I have a son. Im not going to willingly not be around for my son so that my dog can live. Sorry. Actually, I probably wouldn’t choose my dog over myself even if I didn’t have a child. Granted I was one of the people who said stranger over pet too. I value human life over animal life.

    Post # 5
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    5966 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    btw, my computer hates polls lol so i can’t see it and vote properly. So I answered and didn’t vote.

    Post # 6
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    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    ha. good one. i voted me. and also voted that i’d would save the stranger in the other thread. 

    im really curious to hear who the ‘save my dog because he’s family’ camp would want to save. 

    Post # 8
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    7262 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    They should save me. I also voted that I would save the stranger over my dog. I believe that a human should always be the one who is saved in these questions.

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I love this. Please state what you picked in the other thread, too.

    I picked human because its what I would want someone to do for me. You know, provided they can handle my ass. So me!

    Post # 11
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    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Mimoza:  I don’t think anyone wants to die. I wouldn’t privilege my dog’s life over anyone in my family (including myself) but I suppose it depends on how the stranger feels. If they are like me, it is a crapshoot if the person is actually worth saving and the dog is always worth saving sooooo…Save my furbaby, he’s way cuter 😛

    ETA: In the other thread, I chose that I would save my dog over any stranger, but not over any family member. My obligation is to my own family, not strangers.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I voted for my dog.  Humans are a dime a dozen, plus I’m going to take up far more resources over my lifetime than my dog is. 

    Post # 13
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    752 posts
    Busy bee

    @Mimoza:  Honestly I didn’t vote because…I am not going to “tell” someone who they “should” or shouldn’t save.  Their morals are their morals, and I don’t believe we are all beholden to others.  

    That said, I think the real issue at hand (and what was more or less discussed in the other thread) is the clashing of two different philosophies: the “take care of your own” mentality vs “caring about humanity/community” mentality.  That, I believe, is where most of the tension/arguments stemmed from in that thread.  It’s not to say either ideology is bad or wrong necessarily, but it’s hard to feel passionately for either belief and have compassion or understanding for the “other” side.  

    I personally would save my dog, no matter what.  Or my own child.  However, I can empathize with those who would save the stranger.  Nothing is wrong with either opinion, nor do I place my views/expectations on others – which is why I didn’t vote in your poll.  

    Hopefully this thread can be more respectful than last week’s!  There was a lot of posters calling other people’s opinions “disgusting”, which is more than a bit unpleasant.  

    Interesting thread topic!  

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mimoza:  Haha this makes me laugh 🙂 I saw the other posts and how heated they became. I actually can’t respond because I don’t have a dog yet! Now let’s see how important everyone thinks their dog is 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @lillyhere:  I don’t think we really have a choice. I am in the “my dog is my family and my family comes first” camp, but I can’t control how someone else feels/thinks. Would I want to die? Obviously not. Do I understand that some folks like animals more than people? Yup. I can also understand why.  

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