Would you add one year to your life if it meant taking one year from the life of someone in the world selected at random? Would it matter if you were told whose life you had shortened?
I wouldn’t do it. Doesn’t matter to me whose life would be shortened. One day it’ll be my time to go. And when that time comes, I’m ready for it. I don’t need to add an extra year to my life. One more year won’t make a difference in the way I live my life today.
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.