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What Would I Die For?

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Introduction

WHAT WOULD I DIE FOR? The concept of dying for something we consider very important is not new. One of the oldest examples I can think of is Jesus Christ choosing to suffer and die on the cross to save humans from eternal fire and damnation. In fact this very idea is as alive today as it was then. In today's Sunday Times I read an article about a suicide bomber sacrificing his life where he killed not only himself and several others. He no doubt was so committed to his cause and his country that he was prepared to carry out this extreme act of patriotism. ...read more.

Middle

In a small opinion survey I found while surfing the net I was surprised to discover that out of 80 people questioned somewhere in America, as many as 54% believed that dying was the best way to demonstrate someone's dedication to a cause. (I have no doubt that percentage would drop dramatically if they were actually put to the test!) In this case 'talk is cheap and action speaks louder than words'! Something much closer to my heart and to which most of us can identify is our love and devotion to those we love. ...read more.

Conclusion

Stories of lives sacrificed in the name of love are the stuff of which legends are made and the old adage of 'love conquers all' did not arise from nowhere and for no reason. I believe I would, if really put to the test, put all thought of my personal safety aside in the interests of preserving those I love. I would like to conclude with the following quote by Juan de Marco. There are only four questions of importance in life: What is sacred, of what is the spirit made what is worth living for and what is worth dying for. The answer to all of them is the same. Only love. ...read more.

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