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Re: [existlist] Save who?

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  • Susan Schnelbach
    If you are qualified and have a chance at succeeding, or at least not making things worse, yes, give it a shot. But if you can t swim, you are only making
    Message 1 of 13 , Feb 25, 2004
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      If you are qualified and have a chance at succeeding, or at least not
      making things worse, yes, give it a shot. But if you can't swim, you
      are only making things worse. Instead of one person to save, now there
      are two.


      On Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at 08:16 PM, eduard at home wrote:

      > Susan,
      >
      > I would agree, but before you walk away, there is a moment of pause
      > when you consider the worth of possibly doing the jumping. To my
      > view, Existentialism does not say that you have to jump, but only to
      > consider the possibility. In some circumstances [like being a
      > professional swimmer] you might decide to do the deed.
      >
      > eduard
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Susan Schnelbach
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2004 10:54 PM
      > Subject: Re: [existlist] Save who?
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      > I'd say there is a thin line between 'saving the world' and not
      > putting
      > yourself in unnecessary harm's way. If I can't swim, I'm not going to
      > jump into a river to save someone who is drowning.
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