Friday, January 21, 2011

What Is the Value of Humanity?

There are many ways to calculate the value of human life.
It is rather disconcerting to realize that to my health insurance company I am worth more as marketable replacement parts than as a living individual. But the real value of human life is in the caring.
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain. ~ Emily Dickinson

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