Swami Gulagulaananda said:
"The will to survive is the strongest force in nature that will drive a person to do just about anything"
(Opinion question is in the end of the article. You can skip directly to it)
There was a story about why the popular belief that mothers will give up their lives for children is a myth. An experiment was conducted to prove that when the mother's life was in danger, she wouldn't mind killing her baby. A mother and baby monkey were put in a glass tank. Then water was poured into the tank. As the water gradually began to rise, the mother raised the baby from the ground. As the water rose higher the mother raised the baby higher. However, when the water reached the nose, the monkey put the baby under it, and climbed over the baby and escaped from the cage, leaving the baby to drown.
Of course, you can conclude that the mother realised that there was no point in sacrificing both lives, so if at least one could survive then why not? I am not really sure if monkeys are capable of such rational and complex thought processes.
[Sid from Artistick has this to say about Cannibalism]
Opinion Questions [I'ts picked out from Prison Break, but still think about it]
You are stuck in a desert with a stranger. You both have walked kilometres together and are lost. You might be walking in circles, and there is no food or water (no cactii either) . The stranger tries to kill you, to eat you out of desperation. You suddenly realise this, and dodge the attack and land a blow on him, knock him down and drop the rock over him killing him.
Would YOU eat him? He may be the only source of food for quite some days, and you might end up dying out of starvation...
You are stuck in a desert with a stranger. Same situation as case 1, except he has not attacked you. You are both walking and you realise how hopeless the situation is... Would YOU attack him to kill him and eat him up?
You are stuck in a desert with a friend. Same situation as case 2.
And be honest. Nobody is judging you and you don't have to be politically correct. This is just to know how strong is the sense of survival is in you. I know this is a hypothetical situation, but try to imagine and be as realistic as possible.
Comments from Buzz
shreyas ravindran - i dont think ill kill another person just for the sake of eatin him.. self defence... yes.. eatin... no... m a vegetarian n i'd like 2 b a vegetarian no matter wot the situation is... :)
shreyas ravindran - it depends on ur principles.. it comes down 2 dat at the end.. u either hold on 2 it.. or u throw it out of the window.. i think ill hold on 2 it :D
dolly singh - God knows wat will i do in such situation but i don't think i can eat any person,. killing in self defense possible.. but eating them NO NO NO!!
Adarsh B - I'm no T-Bag.....
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