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Do people take life for granted?

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Humans seem to take life in general for granted. Life though does not last forever and every time you disrespect someone else it might be the last time you ever see or hear from them.

Many are suffering internationally from the actions of others, whilst some seem to think that nothing bad will occur to them at all and they can waste their life away on whatever they want.

Where does one draw the line? How do people get the balance right? Life for me is very important and respecting others is vital, but what do you think?
Posted by NathanJ, Friday, 16 July 2021 6:14:03 PM
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Hi Nathan,

I think life is very fragile, and other than from those who know and love you, your life is not considered to be of much value. I'm being a bit reflective, as a mate of mine in Sydney aged 72 went into Hospital a couple of weeks back for a "simple procedure"...they turned his life support off on Wednesday.

As Buddha said; "For without death there cannot be life."
Posted by Paul1405, Saturday, 17 July 2021 6:24:48 AM
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Our 'standard of value' used to be human life. Not any more. Now we are subjected to rants about how humans are ruining the environment. Humans are no longer seen as part of nature.
Posted by ttbn, Saturday, 17 July 2021 9:28:02 AM
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Good Morning Nathan,

When you're young you take life for granted,
but the older you get, the more precious
you understand life to be.

Albert Einstein told us:

"There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle,
The other is as though everything is a miracle."

I think that is is true. After all the happiness in
our life's depends on the quality of our thoughts.
Posted by Foxy, Saturday, 17 July 2021 10:05:01 AM
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Paul 666.

#...As Buddha said; "For without death there cannot be life...#

More culturally significant:

Jesus said this, freshly recorded in scripture from the Roman Empire.

He that loves his life (Soul, Ego) in this life will loose it in the next. (Eternity).

This is of course, an anathema to Buddhists, the religion of pacifist liberals.

Coincidentally, with its mass of adherents in Burma, running ragged and lopping off the heads of Muslims. Such a loving lot!

Dan
Posted by diver dan, Saturday, 17 July 2021 11:59:11 AM
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A child under 15 dies every five seconds around the world UN report, but this does not apply of course in Australia.

I do find people in the western world take life for granted.

I do also find there are many across the globe who do not respect others though either and take the other persons life as if it has no value.

That is where I am trying to get the balance right and find out what others think. There are people facing difficulties in Australia yes, but in reality it's nothing compared to many people overseas.
Posted by NathanJ, Saturday, 17 July 2021 1:58:15 PM
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