Post # 1
Hi fellow bees, happy Monday. (Booo, I know)
So last week’s thread on whom ‘would you save’ was very interesting.
Since there were compelling arguments on both sides as to who should be saved in the battle of your pet vs. a stranger drowning, I wanted to hear the arguments if the roles were reversed.
You and your dog are both drowning, and a stranger has the chance to only save one of you. (Interwebz karma’s a bitch, I know & so is my imagination apparently).
Who do you want the stranger save, and why?
Needless to say, I am extra curious to hear your reasoning behind it.
***EDIT: To clarify, I’m aware of the fact that we can’t speak for someone else – the hypothetical question remains what would you want them to do. Whether or not the stranger saves your dog or you is irrelevant.
Disclaimer: This is a completely hypothetical situation, and the chances of it happening are pretty slim but everything is possible on the WB. Also, let’s keep this civil please.
If this spinoff is already in full fruition, please let me know so I can delete/close the thread.
Post # 3
I mean, I love my pups, but….
Post # 4
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
btw, my computer hates polls lol so i can’t see it and vote properly. So I answered and didn’t vote.
Post # 6
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
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
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 # 10
@stardustintheeyes: Yeah the fact that you have someone to take care of & who would likely be lost without you make it a relatively easy choice.
Post # 11
@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
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
@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 # 14
@deetroitwhat: I picked the human in the last thread as well.
Not sure if your question was towards the general public or me, but I thought I’d answer anyway since I started this 🙂
Post # 15
@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
@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.