how can you know your limits before you’re
called on to make the hard decisions? life
and philosophy are very different, the one
being concrete and the other abstract.
and yet it seems our minds are hardwired
to mull abstractions, to imagine what
dangers may await around each shadowed
corner. perhaps it’s necessary for
survival, or was at some point in human
evolution. whatever the matter,
most of us have some conjecture as to
what behavior we would exhibit in,
say, a circumstance of life or sacrifice
to save the life of friend or stranger.
David M Pitchford
24 Oct 2011