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skullwarrior13 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How do you view it? Why do you continue to live? Do you value any other person's life? Would you sacrifice your life to save another?
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etheara Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How do you view it? =
Meaningful because I share it with people special to me.

Why do you continue to live? =
I'm sharing my life with people close to my heart. I won't bail out.

Do you value any other person's life? =
Yes, as much as some others value mine.

Would you sacrifice your life to save another? =
After watching "Right At Your Door" (2006), I really thought about things along the lines of your question. I advice you watch it if you haven't. To answer the question, I can't really say yes but, I have to say that I won't live at the expense of another person's life especially a loved one.
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macker33 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Life is like a basket ball, it has its ups and its downs.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Death is always dishonourable.
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staple-salad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I live because at this point it takes more effort to die than not, and I want to know what happens. I want to know what death is like too, but I want to experience all that life has before I give it up to answer another question.

I'm pretty chicken-shit so I'm not sure if I'd make a very good self-sacrificing body guard. But I've never had to seriously consider the decision before so I have no idea if I would.
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:dummy: I'm just here for the chocolate!
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Solum-Ipsum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a solipsist. Thus life in the plurality of a person and an environment is mostly just an aspect of my existence. Life, along with every other part of existence, is a fallacy; an illusion, if you like.

I continue to live because in this current state I only understand the world as described above. And I want to live it through that way.

The value of my personal life can be compared to that of the aspects of my environment, which, in the end, is indifferent from who I am. Thus, there are situations when the most suitable choice is to destroy the individual perspective for an expected outcome (e.g. redemption of something greater).
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empiredice Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It just is. I'm alive because it's actually pretty hard to die - I think I recall only about 16% of suicide attempts are successful. Mine weren't, obviously. Your instincts for survival still work if you're unconscious, did you know? I'd say it's by far the most powerful instinct we have.
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UncleGargy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Life is what you make it. If I had no-one else that depended on me and no friends at all then I would not continue. Would I sacrifice myself, yes for my partner and children if there was no other way to save them.
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Sora200 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Considering I'm Christian, I say life is meant to be lived out in a way that is both pleasing to the Lord and we must enjoy the good things that the planet has to offer. I respect other people's lives unless ofcourse somebody is purposefully trying to end my own. One of the commandments is to not murder. It isn't murder when you are protecting your own life. Unfortunately, I don't know if I would have enough guts to say, push someone out of the way of an oncoming car. Shameful, I know :(. I continue to live so that I can continue to be a service to God and to do all of the things that would complete it. which would be in this order. Get a job that I like, get a girl friend, marry said girlfriend if she is the right one, start a family, and finally pass on whatever I have to offer to my kids.

Sorry if that was long-winded.
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RunesPainter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I view life as a gift, full of chances, lessons, mistakes. I continue to live to spread love and happiness in any way I can. I live to find some answers to the many questions I have. I want to think I'm able to make a difference.

I would sacrifice my life for another. I believe it's in vain not to.
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Nenril-Tf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I continue to live because what we can be if we stop to be? I mean the void, i can think it because i exist, as well as this question, why i continue, only because i live and i can face the life. We have to live because we are alive, no matter the obstacle you can meet, you are alive and this is importante.
I have no lot of selfconfidence so i value more other's lives than mine, probably i will sacrifice my life others, i'm sure for some people, i don't know if the fear will stop for me for others.
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cake-fiend Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I continue to live because the desire to survive is innate in myself and other human beings. That is nature. Our species continues to exist because we strive to. That may be a lackluster reason to live, but I accept it. I don't seek a deeper meaning.
I do value other lives, for a similar (look up the evolution of empathy if you want an explanation) but more complicated reason.
Whether or not I would die for another person depends on the circumstances.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I view life like a forge. Sure we go through hell from time to time, but we can come out of them a better, stronger person, if we so choose.

I continue to live because: A. I choose to, and B. My God isn't done with me yet.

I always try to consider others over myself.

Thus, the answer to your final question would be: In a heartbeat. I know where I'm going when I die, all I ask is to have a death that was as useful as my life was.
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CatapultedCarcass Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It passes the time, doesn't it. :shrug:
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WolfySpice Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:bulletpurple: Despite the bad parts, I am enjoying it very much.
:bulletpurple: Because living gives me much more pleasure than the alternative.
:bulletpurple: Often to the point of valuing it above my own.
:bulletpurple: I would rather live to save someone I love. ...But it depends on the circumstance as to whether I would accept the risk of death to save a loved one. I'm not stupid and would rather save them and live in the process.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Life is just a :iconskulltrumpetplz:
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skullwarrior13 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So, Life is just an entity associated with "Death" wile at the same time playing a brass instrument that may or may not be good?
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Doot doot
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Juliabohemian Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
At this point, it's mostly to see what happens to Walter on Breaking Bad. After that I will have to reassess.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:lol:
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EnuoCale Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'd sacrifice my life for someone whose life is worth more than mine. Not some random person whose is not. It's harsh, but fair.
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goldacorn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like my life, I continue to live it a) because I'm not done with it yet and b) I am immortal. I value all lives to some extent, some more than others. and it would depend on who I was sacrificing my life for and why.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I'm sure there has been a lot of people who sacrificed their lives for you and so that you could live in freedom and they didn't know you.
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goldacorn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
if you're referring soldiers, some of whom I've known and fought alongside, you are correct. I would have done the same during my service if the need had arisen. like I said, it would depend on who and why. if the reason were that it was simply necessary during my term of service then I wouldn't have had a problem with it. there are many other reasons I would gladly give my life for another, but there are also many reasons I would not.
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cake-fiend Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They weren't sacrificing their lives for a single person.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
It was a whole, such as country, but people make up the country and you benefitted by it so in a sense it was for you.
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cake-fiend Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not saying it wasn't for me, but the choice they made is very different from choosing the sacrifice yourself for a single person.
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Ok, I see your point. I'd die for my sister but my ex fiance I'd throw under the bus.
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