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A man who hasn't found something he is willing to die for is not fit to live. What's your cause?

Asked by departed (63 points ) March 26th, 2009

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire (and I).

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FGS's avatar

Freedom…in all of it’s forms.

kenmc's avatar

I don’t quite have one yet at my young age… Not a focused one, anyways.

marinelife's avatar

I think I am fit to live simply because I exist.

I don’t think you or anyone has the right to say I must jump through a condition you set in order to be fit to live.

I also think if there was more focus on living rather than dying, the world would be a better place.

Sr_Q's avatar

@Marina I like your last statement. I can agree to it.

Also, he failed to provide credit to the first part of the question. It’s of course taken from Martin Luther King, Jr. Great man.

Blondesjon's avatar

Freedom of speech.

The right to do what I want so long as it hurts no one else.

My property is MY PROPERTY. I am allowed to do as I wish within the confines of that which is rightfully mine be it my business, my home, or my privately owned Q&A site.

Yuchen's avatar

I’m living for Adam Brody.

btko's avatar

I have insurance so that if I die my mortgage gets paid off… so really any reason is good.

osullivanbr's avatar

@departed I totally disagree with the premise of this question. Just because someone isn’t willing to die for a cause, doesn’t feel the need to be on a crusade of some sort, or to become a martyr for someone or something else doesn’t make them any less important or worthy of life.

Facade's avatar

My God.

departed's avatar

@osullivanbr It was Martin Luther King who said those words, I believe he was a wise man, and since I can’t agree with such different ideologies, I must disagree with you. A man should at least be willing to die for his children.

(Heck they do it for an unjust war!)

Bluefreedom's avatar

The Constitution of the United States and America herself along with everything she stands for.

I’ve been willing to die to protect these choices ever since I joined the military 21 years ago.

Sakata's avatar

As bad as I want to answer this question with “nothing” I can’t. I have to answer with “my wife and kids.” But after that it’s definitely “nothing.”

Drawkward's avatar

@Yuchen He’s got quite a bit beak/nose? to die for.

tinyfaery's avatar

There is nothing that I would die for, but there is someone I’d do anything for.

aidje's avatar

@departed Not everyone has kids.

I, too, disagree with the premise of this question. There are some things that I would die for, but I don’t feel the need to enumerate them.

Blondesjon's avatar

“I want something good to die for
to make it beautiful to live…”

Queens of the Stone Age

Sakata's avatar

@departed The soldiers in combat arms in the military are willing to die for their country… until bullets start flying at them. At that point the country isn’t a factor, they’re willing to die for the buddies on their left and right.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@Blondesjon – Me too, Josh. Me too.

wundayatta's avatar

Banana slugs. I will fight to the death for the rights of banana slugs! to be baked in a pie, anyway

ratboy's avatar

To live forever.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Freedom and family.. too easy.

nebule's avatar

my son and the woman I’m going to turn into…when I’ve got it all figured out…

osullivanbr's avatar

@departed I agree with you that M.L.K. was a wise man, but just because I respect him does not mean I need to agree with everything he ever said. Saying that a man does not deserve to live because he has not found something he is willing to die for is far, far too extreme and brash a statement for me.

@aidje Absolutely right.

vampir_kat's avatar

Then I’m not fit to live cos I don’t care right now. I’ll probably figure out something next week.

hartlessn99's avatar

The key word is man. Little boys, girls and women do not count cause as a man the safety of my loved ones as their provider and protector is my number one objective. Everyone else can go play with themselves as kids and women with no man will do. I can’t believe you foolishly evil people are attempting to discredit one of the most selfless people of our time who gave the most precious gift that a man can give, “his life”. Truly, fools have no shame.

doublebad's avatar

Equal protection under the law.

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