Thursday, October 05, 2006

Now that's a good kid

`The oldest girl there, Marian, she said, "Shoot me, and leave the others alone." But he ignored her.'

Clearly her family has learned how to teach those lessons I'm blathering about.


  1. I'm trying to decide if that fits with my musings about empathy. We don't really have a word in English that expresses the idea of someone willing to take on suffering so that others don't have to. I mean, martyr, sure; but that has specifically religious overtones that don't apply here.

    You're point is well taken, though: that girl was raised to care about others and we need more like her.

  2. Well, she took on the whole first Star Trek rule, the needs of the many are more important than the needs of the few or the one. It's the empathy that I find impressive, and the bravery.