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Wednesday [Feb. 25th, 2009|11:48 am]
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If a genie was giving you a choice between $35 million or saving the life of 1 person in the world, which would you choose? If you choose the saving of a life, who would it be that you'd choose?

(Let's say that in the saving life option you can save that wish until someone you know is actually dying.)
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-25 05:22 pm (UTC)
I'd save one person's life. Who it would be is a little harder. Probably whichever of my loved ones needed it first.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-25 06:09 pm (UTC)
I could save thousands of lives with a fraction of $35 million. I would probably choose that.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-25 06:14 pm (UTC)
Ditto...
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-26 12:16 am (UTC)
same
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-25 08:06 pm (UTC)
We live in a cold, unfeeling universe in which the only certainty about life is that it ends, no matter how many times you narrowly escape death.

I'll take the money.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-28 04:36 am (UTC)
agreed.
you can't fight fate.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-25 10:12 pm (UTC)
$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-26 12:46 am (UTC)
I'd take the money. It would save me and the people closest to me. Besides, when death comes, it comes. That's when it's supposed to happen, however much it might suck for those still living.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-26 02:54 am (UTC)
Save a life, no contest.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-26 03:12 am (UTC)
Mmmm... you could choose to hang on to the ability to save a life, and sell it to a dying person for $35 million, then use that money to save even MORE lives! Everyone wins, haha!
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-26 07:47 am (UTC)
For me, nothing in the world is worse than to have a painful, agonizing death. If the death was peaceful, or at least neutral, I'd take the money. If the death wasn't, I'd save the life.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-26 01:23 pm (UTC)
I know logically that everyone is going to die some day. no matter if we save a person today, their time is still going to come. but as a human being, I want that time to come later rather than sooner.
There are so many people I would WANT to save. My husband, my friends, my dad, my godmother--but I can only choose one.
Thus, would save my best friend's life. He is HIV-positive and is in reasonable health now, but with this disease, you just never know. he could outlive us all, or it could develop into full-blown AIDS and waste him away before he hits his 35th birthday.
"Saving a life" can be interpreted in a couple of ways--so my specific wish would be to take away his HIV and let him live a long, productive life and let him go peacefully as an old man. Let him have the same chance at it as the rest of us.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-03-11 12:31 am (UTC)
Wow
that's really hard.

My brother has been dialysis for the past year and half.
It's tempting to say save his life, because even with the money, it's NOT a guarantee I could save his life (No matter how many black market kidneys I could buy him doesn't mean his body wouldn't reject them all.)

Shit, he'd shoot me for it, but I'd say save my brother's life. (he'd rather I take the money and then set him up like Hugh Hefner the last few years of his life and HOPE he not reject the kidneys we purchase on the black market.)
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-06-20 04:47 pm (UTC)
I'd take the money. Not out of the thought that I could save more than one life (the other option) with this money, just because I think 35$ has a bigger value than the life of one person.

Yes, I don't think that an individuals life cannot be bought with money.
There are just too many people existing.
And I'm pretty sure most of the people living in this world aren't "important" enough to be worth much.
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