The difference between compassion and $500.

By Jen
@polyxena (2576)
Sturgis, Michigan
September 15, 2016 8:41pm CST
I was reading the news just recently about the person who spent $500, to save their goldfish who was choking on a pebble, while I believe that all animals deserve compassion, and that pets are part of the family, it's mind boggling that someone would spend $500, for a procedure on a goldfish. It got me wondering how many people would actually spend money to save a goldfishes life.
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@vandana7 (63790)
• India
16 Sep 16
Depends...many factors come into play here. a. The person should be able to afford it b. The person has rotten choices before him or her like a bunch of unreliable friends and relatives, drunkards, gamblers, idlers, sycophants etc., whom he wants to bid goodbye but cannot as social system requires him or her to mingle c. Basic nature is soft and compassionate..
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@marguicha (91918)
• Chile
16 Sep 16
I think basic nature in this case is insane. There are lots of starving children in the world (if you donĀ“t want to help people you know). A compassionate nature would be wooried about them.
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@vandana7 (63790)
• India
16 Sep 16
@marguicha ... People travel. All that money could go to starving children. People go on war, all that money could go to starving children. People spend on luxury cars the surplus could go starving children. People spend lavishly in hotels, some of it could go to starving children...in fact, we all do something that could help the starving children. I personally believe the number of children should be brought down.
@marguicha (91918)
• Chile
16 Sep 16
The question for me is how many people would eat with those $500.
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
16 Sep 16
Very true.
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@Corbin5 (103070)
• United States
16 Sep 16
Well, if a person has the money, and is very concerned about the welfare of all living things, then it is their right to try and save the life of a creature they love. To each his own, I suppose.
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@LadyDuck (152115)
• Switzerland
16 Sep 16
It depends how much money you own. Let's say that $500 for someone like Bill Gates is far less than 5 cents for normal people. Would you spend 5 cents to save "your" goldfish? If the reply is YES you have the answer.
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@TRBRocks420 (75508)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Sep 16
Well seems how a Goldfish rarely lives long to begin with I doubt I would do this, unless maybe a kid cried or something lol.
@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
16 Sep 16
I don't know even if a kid was crying most fish look the same anyway, $10 at a pet store vs. $500. I did have a goldfish live for like 6 years, but $500 is way too much for a fish.
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@TRBRocks420 (75508)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Sep 16
@polyxena It all depends how much you love something, but I have never loved a Goldfish that much.