Would you save your country or your family?

United States
March 23, 2011 9:51pm CST
This is an adaptation of a question from a chapter I was reading by Jean Paul Sartre. Let's imagine your country is fighting a war. You are currently staying at home with you mother who is very ill and needs you to take care of her. You are her only family because your brother has already been drafted, and other family members have already been killed in the war. Your country is now drafting more people for the war, and people are pressuring you to join. Would you fight for your country or would you stay at home to take care of your mother?
2 responses
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
28 Mar 11
hi, i can fight my country,but im afraid if i will not come back to take care of my mother,i think, i will choose to stay with my mother and i will protect her.
• United States
3 Apr 11
If the mother wasn't ill, it would still be hard for me to go to war.
@lakshmi11 (279)
• United States
24 Mar 11
I think that there are more people fighting for their country than there are people taking care of my mother.- There are soldiers who get a medal because they saved one life. If there is no one to take care of my mother I would stay with her. Her life is as much worth than any other.-
• United States
24 Mar 11
that's a second vote for the mother!