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InvisibleSwami
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Helping those less able to defend
    #2673413 - 05/13/04 02:06 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

When does one step in and when does one merely spectate?


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2673425 - 05/13/04 02:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Jump in if you believe you can help, then do something constructive!

Spectate if it's beyond your abilities, or if it's not something you agree with anyway.


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: trendal]
    #2673451 - 05/13/04 02:16 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

To use a political analogy; some thought the bringing-to-light of prisoner abuse was constructive; others did not. I don't think things should be hidden in dark corners.

The Truth shall set you free!


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2673455 - 05/13/04 02:17 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I don't think things should be hidden in dark corners.

I agree 100% here :smile:


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: trendal]
    #2673567 - 05/13/04 02:49 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I don't think there is any easy way to bring such a negative situation to light in a positive or constructive manner.


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: HypnoToad]
    #2673610 - 05/13/04 03:03 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

so we just forget about it then???

great point swami...when DO you step in

it depends on the situation...

for instance..if my friend is getting attacked by someone with a knife...I'm going to try my best to help him so he doesn't get hurt.

to me, violence is never an answer that will fully alleviate a problem, but then again, what about my friend being attacked with a knife? in that case I would use force to help my friend...so i guess then what matters is the intent.

when you do step in...what intent could be had in order for it to be "justifiable?"


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2673630 - 05/13/04 03:09 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I step in when someone is being physically attacked by another and I do not think the the victim can defend himself/herself. I would naturally not do so when the situation would be suicide or I do not think I would be able to help and hence my action would result in no positive outcome for the victim as well as resulting in a negative outcome for myself.

If two assholes want to pummel each other, I will spectate.


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2673689 - 05/13/04 03:31 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

it depends what danger i could get myself in to. If the odds are overwhelming and i could be seriously hurt i would probably pass no matter the circumstance. (family excluded)


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2673708 - 05/13/04 03:38 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"it depends what danger i could get myself in to. If the odds are overwhelming and i could be seriously hurt i would probably pass no matter the circumstance. (family excluded)"

I personally would lay down my life if needed, so that another may live.


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2673816 - 05/13/04 04:08 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Swami said:
When does one step in and when does one merely spectate?




there are no easy to memorize, hard and fast rules for dealing with a situation ike that.  Its a matter of free will, good judgement, and the dreaded taking responsibility for one's actions. 

sucks, dont it? :wink:


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: HypnoToad]
    #2674062 - 05/13/04 04:55 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

HypnoToad said:
"it depends what danger i could get myself in to. If the odds are overwhelming and i could be seriously hurt i would probably pass no matter the circumstance. (family excluded)"

I personally would lay down my life if needed, so that another may live.




yeah right. You think you would but i doubt you have ever been in a situation like that. Survival instinct and self preservation is an awesome force, not easily cast aside.


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2674255 - 05/13/04 05:25 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

one steps in when loves to fight


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2674692 - 05/13/04 06:38 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"yeah right. You think you would but i doubt you have ever been in a situation like that. Survival instinct and self preservation is an awesome force, not easily cast aside. "

I have put myself in many situations for the sake of others where I could have easily lost my life.It was a risk I was willing to take to help others out.I have had to fight people armed with knives and various weapons(pipes,chains,bats,as well as large sticks,etc) to protect others and I've also had to fight multiple attackers to protect others and numerous other situations.Then again I do not fear my fellow human being.And I also have 11 years of full contact tae kwon do under my belt.

I have put my life on the line many times.And I will continue to do so.I do not fear death.I have had many near death experiences over my lifetime (most because of other's sick sense of humor and their cruelty)


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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2685121 - 05/16/04 03:15 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Swami writes:

When does one step in and when does one merely spectate?

Is this just for one person helping out one other person? Are we to keep societies and countries out of the picture while answering this question?

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Re: Helping those less able to defend [Re: Swami]
    #2688033 - 05/16/04 08:07 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

One steps in when they feel like and/or think like they should.


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