Why Rescue?

15 Oct ’14 ~Q of Day~ Why Rescue?

Some people living a spiritualized perspective struggle with whether or not it is good to intervene in the life of another person.
Why do we rescue ?

What has “good” got to do with it?

If someone else is in difficulty, and we have the capability of resolving that difficulty, why not?

If we can be of service to another, at small cost to ourselves, why would we not?

If even a significant minority adopt such strategies then the community as a whole is vastly empowered by it.

It is simply another version of “pay it forward”.

It is actually in our own long term best interests.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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