The Value to Life

1038 WordsNov 21, 20125 Pages
The Value to Life; Society vs. Self Today, our society assigns the value to human life based on which life is actually more appealing to them. In other words, society places a price tag on a man’s life. A person is judged by society on the value of their life based on certain factors and aspects that are irrelevant. People realize the true value to their lives when they are in encounter with situations that may take it away. And because the value of life is so precious, society should determine its value in different and better ways that appreciate its value. People put more value on their lives when they come close to knocking on the doors of death. For instance, those living with terminal illnesses like cancer, have a whole…show more content…
When assigning the value of life, society overlooks the character of the person or what purpose they served in life. Since treating every man equal in America is something we try to abide our lives by, the value of someone’s life should be determined on better terms. The value of someone’s life should be determined by the merit that person has earned throughout their life. In the book of proverbs it states that “We must treat each man on his worth and merits as a man. We must see that each is given a square deal, because he is entitled to no more and should receive no less.” According to this quote, a man must be treated on his worth which is something that he must earn since every man is given the same chances and opportunities not more or less than others. When people are born, they are all given equal chances, but the different circumstances that can occur in each person’s life along the way can determine who has the ability to overcome the obstacles, making that person earn a certain merit that decides the value to their life. In conclusion, a person’s value of their own life is something that is overlooked at first. People do not realize that life is something that can be taken away so quickly that sometimes you cannot even grasp it. Life gains value when it is almost lost. When people have tragedies strike their lives,

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