The Value Of A Human Life


You would think that by virtue of being human, every person’s life is worth the same. That if one person was to be murdered on one side of the world and another on the other, then the significance is the same.

Yet it is clear that this is not the case. We read on the news daily about people being killed in war-torn countries, people dying of hunger and thirst, children being murdered by missiles but these people remain anonymous to us. We do not learn their names, we do notooo hear about how their deaths have affected their families, we do not witness any coverage of their funerals. There are only a handful of voices to mourn them and they are quickly forgotten.

So why is it that when the same human dies in another country, there is a huge outcry? Where was the anger against violence then? Where…

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