ethics...

Our country is under siege with a drug epidemic. So much so that some towns are now considering putting a cap on how many times a person can give you Narcon to save you from an overdose. What the hell people? How can you tell a police officer, nurse, or a doctor that they can not save a person when they have the medicine readily availabe? How is that going to go? Three strikes and you die. That seems ludicrous to me. 

 

If we go down that road I see a lot of bad ethical dillemas coming our way. Why save a smoker? They are poisoning their body with every cigarette they smoke. Why should we check for lung cancers, let alone treat them?  They are making a poor decision every single day.  Maybe not as poor as the drug addict, but still. 

 

Why should we treat alcoholics? They are poisoning themselves with every drink they drink. It is a choice they are making. Maybe not as bad as drugs, but still they are slowly but surely killing themselves. 

 

Why do we rush in to save these daredevils who jump out of planes, race motorcycles on winding roads,  or cars for that matter? To me that is a choice they are making. Maybe not as bad as doing drugs, but they know they can get killed. 

 

How about saving people who attempt suicide. They want to die. Why are we rushing in to save them? That must cost us millions. Let them go. 

 

How about all of these babies born way premature. Without life saving medical help they will perish. Why are we saving all of these tiny babies? Won't they cost us more in the long run with all of their medical issues? I think so. Need to let them go. 

 

Lastly how about the elderly. When they get alzheimers they don't know anything anyways. Time to just let them slip off the abyss. Just saying. 

 

Our country is under siege with a drug issue, but more than that it is under siege with stupidity. No one has the right to say that anyone else is not worth saving. Not a drug addict. Not a smoker or drinker. Not a daredevil. Not a premature baby. Not the elderly. We don't get to make these choices. The medical field is sworn to "First Do No Harm," and I am fairly certain that they don't want to be standing beside someone who has overdosed and make a choice on whether are worth saving. Every addict has a family, and even in their worst moments they are worthy of being saved because they are human beings. Compassion has to come in before all of these judgements on how other people should live their lives. If I am ever in the decision making situation, I am choosing life. If I can save that person, I will be doing it. Let the law straighten out the drug issue, and let the medical/rescue personnel do their jobs. First do no harm! Man if we could all just live by that motto, we would have a better world to live in. 

 

Goodness gracious! This got me all fired up today. I hope all of you are well and enjoying your life. Me, I'm good. I'm about to go on a 9 day staycation starting tomorrow at 5 pm, and I am super duper excited about that. Be well! 

 

peace :D shemelts

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Comments (10)

  1. noahbody

    I agree with you completely. And make no bones about it… there is definitely an opioid epidemic going on every day.

    July 06, 2017
    1. shemelts

      Makes me sad!

      July 06, 2017
      1. noahbody

        Me too. So many people I know are already addicted.

        July 06, 2017
  2. stonehead

    Hello SheMelts. Nice to read and plug into your energy. Blog is well written, as you go about writing off everybody and saying, “Bad Choices they made. Its not me. So I am still here.” And its about what, ethics or money. In my time have seen the dumb-down-movement in full force. And then I simplify and say, “Who am I responsible for?” And is not an easy answer for me to just plunk down. Anyway, good to see you. Had some time, did you.
    Okay, now what? A few more days of time just for you. Good and more good. nice to see you.

    July 06, 2017
    1. shemelts

      Good seeing you as well Mr. Jupiter.

      July 06, 2017
      1. stonehead

        can say, "Never Enough. The beauty and The Rings. Run circles around me. " Good. Vision. You.

        July 07, 2017
  3. roe
    I agree with you! But I had a heck of a time telling you so! I keep getting logged out!!! However I think my comment is going to make it this time! Have a great staycation Great Idea!

    July 07, 2017
    1. shemelts

      I read something about Firefox not working. Could that be the issue?

      July 07, 2017
      1. roe
        I don’t think so I solved a few problems however I encountered a few more

        Crazy

        July 10, 2017
  4. RRoe

    There is a shortage of compassion starting with self-compassion and growing into compassion for humanity and all life on this planet.

    July 12, 2017