The Value of life


How do you measure how important life is?

Who gets to decided that value?

Who decides what lives we talk about? When we talk about them and for how long?

Are lives overseas more important than those in America? Are unborn lives more important than those who walk among us?

Is a criminal’s life worth less?

Is a child’s life up for debate?

Does a persons religious belief change the value of their life? Does a person’s sexual orientation or preference?

Does a person’s mental ability determine whether they are valued or not?

Does a person’s past add or subtract value?

What about a person’s skin color? Ethnic background? Heritage?

What about your past experience with a person? Does that add or subtract the value of their life? What about those  who identify with them?

When you decide not to talk about it or to dismiss it, you have assigned a value to that person’s life.

Advertisements

I'd love to read your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s