Value on Human Life
Maybe even in the value of dollars and cents.Every human values life in a slightly different way many may be similar but no one is the same that’s why our values are different.Life Is a precious thing and people protect it with all they have.
I would probably question why people have to pass away. We come into this world and live than die In a relatively short amount of time. People might question why do we have to die? For example In the Galoshes Epic, Galoshes a man who has recently suffered a friend’s death questions why humans have to die.
It’s a great question and Galoshes goes through a great deal trouble to answer this everlasting question. People can’t cope with death. They can’t believe that the person they once saw everyday or maybe even just walked by them in a school hall, that they will never see them again. Non-existence from something that was very much alive not to long ago and still in our minds’. For instance Lance Armstrong, a world-class cyclist and a multi Tour De France winner was on top of the world until age 25 when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
I don’t know about you but a athlete is not the first person I picture when I hear the word cancer. Sadly death favors no man, Its preys on whom ever It wants. That’s why when the cyclist Lance Armstrong got the terrible news he fought through It and defeated It even though the odds were against him. And he got out of the whole ordeal with a new state of mind. That Is something I respect, a person who starred at the face of death and said, “no now is not my time”. Lance Armstrong valued his life in the achievements and it’s the simple things he valued when near death.
Just to ride another bike race was what a dearly wanted. Valuating life as a experience of many glorious things and that I agree on with him. On the other hand, which I don’t agree on at all, is Amanda Ripples article ” What is life worth? ” She describes how a dollar value was put on each of the September 1 lath victims in the planes and buildings for their family’s to get a money relief for their loss. The money relief ranged anywhere from the hundred thousands to millions of dollars. This In retrospect seems like a great idea but It quickly became a horrible idea.
It’s human nature to want more almost anything so once when the government decided to hand out money to the victim’s families’ people Immediately wanted more money. Most of these families decided that money could replace a life. Surely money can’t but it could help continue or renew ones life when someone looses a significant loss but he rather pursue his life raising his two daughters than pursue a lawsuit. People must go on with life because life doesn’t have a dollar value on it it’s what you did hear on earth when you were alive that counts not after death.
In conclusion and to the words I try to live my life by is that “everyone dies but not everyone really lives”. We can spend our whole life Just getting by to find a meaning or a value in life but I believe that life itself should be a precious value, over achievements, fame, and money. Live life to the fullest because you never know when it could end. Society should not but a certain value on a persons life, we are all humans and we are all some what capable of all the same things so life itself should be the main value we have.