The other day I heard a comment which made my blood boil!
“Who will miss you when you are gone?”
I’m not sure in what context this remark was made but either way, I think this remark can be such a hurtful one.
Thinking about my own situation – I know my husband, my children, my parents, my siblings, my extended family and my friends will all miss me when I am gone.
But does that make my life more valuable than someone who has fewer people to miss them? … I don’t believe so…
Now let’s take a surgeon’s life, for instance, he or she may live for their work therefore will have less dependants or loved ones. Yet they spend their days operating on people and saving lives.
Does that make their life more valuable than mine? … Again, I don’t believe so…
Obviously, my life would be more valuable to my family and loved ones and the surgeons life will be more valuable to their loved ones and the people they help. So really the number of people who will suffer a loss has nothing to do with value of somebody at all.
Who are we to judge the worth of people anyway? We all have a place in this word, we all have different life ambitions and we all have a choice as to how we live our life. To me, that means nobody’s life is more or less valuable, we are all equals.
We can only judge ourselves. That’s why this comment offended me so much, even though it wasn’t directed at me (luckily for that person as this post is what I would have ranted back at them).
I would love to hear your views on this remark… Whose life is more valuable? Is any one person more valuable than other? What do you think?
Please leave me a comment to tell me what you think and let’s get a discussion started…