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Flash525

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#1 9 years ago

Excluding the Military, where you are somewhat trained to kill, and it doesn't as such matter because you are supposedly doing it for a greater reason, and half the time you don't see who you've shot / killed, I have a question. If you were to accidentally kill someone, be it an honest accident, or self defence, or a simple lack of your surroundings that lead to you being careless, would you feel guilty for the death of someone you don't know? Taking into account also, that you'd see they're face, and you'd know exactly what went down. There would be no Missile Launchers where you simply press a button, and kill a bunch of people that you'll never see. For this case, you see who you've killed, and you know that it was by your hands (be it intentionally or otherwise). Would you care? Would it bother you? Would you go through a Guilt trip because of it? I can understand that some people may not know unless it happens, this being the case, try to imagine.




Crusader

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#2 9 years ago

Yes, I would feel guilty over an accident, one of my biggest fears is if i took the life of another.




AlDaja

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#3 9 years ago

To be honest, I’m not sure. Depends on how and why. If it were a complete accident (car accident or something) I’d feel pretty sh’tty, especially if it was a kid that got killed. If someone had put their self in a position that became a life or death situation (i.e. threatening my family with the intent to do harm) I know I wouldn’t think twice about eliminating that threat …and probably wouldn’t give it a second thought. From my perspective my conscious would be clear – no regret, no remorse. Of course, given my martial arts background disabling a target is always preferable – but sometimes things don’t work out the way you plan.




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#4 9 years ago

Freedom, is never having to say you're sorry.




Reno

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#5 9 years ago

Stuff happens. There are people all the time put in jail for accidents. I imagine I would probably blame myself if i did something horrible by accident. There was a guy local who backed up over his toddler son. That guy ended up committing suicide after his divorce.




Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#6 9 years ago

No, I would not feel guilty.




AlDaja

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#7 9 years ago
Nemmerle;4758253No, I would not feel guilty.

I know you wouldn’t…ya freak’n got poor Nemo’s head and body parts on hors d’oeuvres! =p




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#8 9 years ago

I like my [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]sea kittens[/COLOR] freshly murdered, smothered in delicious batter, drowned in skin blistering oil and served all moist and lovely on a bed of lettuce meat leaves with a side of potato fingers and tomato blood. =p




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#9 9 years ago

Yes, I am rather sure I would. I feel guilty about the most useless stuff, such as calling a girl in my class stupid about ten years ago, I still hate myself for it even though she actually was stupid and I put it in a way she probably didn't understand.




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#10 9 years ago

of course i would. lack of remorse is the sign of sociopathy, and if you don't feel remorse for ending the life of another, something is wrong with you. even if they are an asshole that needs to die, knowing that you affected at least several people negatively and that you got rid of any second chance for them would definitely result in regret. you have to have killed someone accidentally or purposely (within the definitions in this thread) to be able to say no accurately, it is like saying you know how something tastes. not as it seems, usually.




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