No, I'm not
Yes, I am
Undecided/don't have license yet.
i've only nominated to donate my retina's.
so on the offcase my body parts are linked to the afterlife i can see through someone else s eyes.
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How can you even compare being a donor to being a soldier?
Being a donor is literally one of the easiest things you could do (because, well, you aren't doing ANYTHING), that is also the most profoundly life-changing for someone else. There also aren't any rational reasons to not be one. By that metric, not being a donor is the height of human selfishness and sociopathy.
Last edited by Velaniz; 2013-07-12 at 03:41 PM.
My point is that the idea of selfishness is meaningless. You do things that makes you feel good, just like people that don't want to donate their organs.So I guess I am being selfish for wanting to donate my organs.
And anyway, in the scenario he presented, he would be responsible for at least the child's life because he wouldn't donate in fear of the needed organ instead going to an ex-criminal instead. I didn't venture outside of what he presented as a hypothetical.
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To declare that a personal, inner experience gives certainty about the workings of the universe is to assign far too much value to one’s subjective sense of conviction.
I’m not that arrogant.
The brain, marvelous instrument though it is, isn’t infallible. It can misfire, seize or hallucinate, and it can do so in a way that’s utterly indistinguishable from reality to the person experiencing it.
To be honest with you, I see this whole hype as a bad joke. I mean we are all going to die eventually, so why pretend that we wont?
If a family member required one of my organs I´d consider it, but I´m not willingly going to donate anything to a stranger.
Again thats just my opinion. I respect those with the opposite opinion.
Negative. Besides, I'm pretty sure no sane individual would want any of my organs given the rampant abuse they've taken - and more abuse is planned for this weekend. Now if there was some well to SELL organs, i could maybe be persuaded to clean up my act......
So not being an organ donor for me is the natural, good option unless I actually receive an organ from someone during my life. Then I would feel obligated to "pass it along".
In a vacuum yes, someone not donating would cause both deaths. But, we don't live in a vacuum. If someone doesn't donate, there is someone else dying who might. Yes I know organs don't grow on trees and docs could probably find a use for all the donated ones they can (thus why I donate), but to say one person's refusal to donate causes deaths is quite extreme.
Get a grip man! It's CHEESE!
What I find funny is that we're supposed to feel good when we donate money, for example, according to Hraklea. And that's apparently the reason people do donate money. Well, some probably do for that reason. I, however, don't. I hate donating money. It makes me feel like shit. I keep spending the next hour thinking what I could've done with that money. And then that bulb in my head turns on which tells me to look at things from an objective perspective, not from my personal perspective which wants to use that money to get my ass fatter than it is right now.
The bulb that tells me that that money will help fund an entire school or help feed entire families in places where that money can literally buy dozens of times more food or contribute dozens of times more to building a school than it could where I live. For example, a school costs about 6000 dollars to build in the poorest regions of Africa. Yes, you read it right, just 6000 dollars. So in essence when you donate any amount of money for such areas, you're actually donating dozens or hundreds of times more.
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But of course, that's perfectly okay, right? After all, people have a choice to have their organs treated the way they wanted. I really don't get it why should the existence of a choice have to mean that one of the alternatives isn't selfish and isn't the wrong one.