I notice when someone mentions intervening to save a person’s life, the automatic assumption is, we should do all we can to prohibit them from choosing poorly or behaving badly to save them from themselves. It occurs to me that should not be the first question.
The first question is; should we intervene at all to prevent misery, agony, injury, or likely death?
And if we should intervene, for what set of maladies?
And if we should intervene for a select set of maladies, to what degree should we alleviate misery and agony or attempt to prevent injury or death, if at all?
It appears to me many are not learning anything from their mistakes. Ignorant fools are insulated from the penalties of poor choices and mistakes in judgment.
This insulation must stop.
Errors must have pain and misery attached to them. By allowing them to avoid the lessons and effects from their ignorance and poor choices; we are training fools.
Real life punishes mistakes, and it must be allowed to.
Not everyone can learn from the mistakes of others. A significant percentage must learn from the agony and misery of their own mistakes.
Sometimes it is so heart-breaking to watch and their pain and agony so severe it would seem no human could standby while someone suffers so miserably, but we all must.
Many will not learn if we intercede.
A benevolent person, it would seem, should intervene to try to prevent consequences or ameliorate long suffering from unwise choices, but we must not.
All should be warned by the wisdom of the ages in advance of the probable outcome based upon several millennia of experience; but they should not be prevented from being a fool if they insist.
Some see the wisdom of sage advice.
Some observe errors of others and choose wisely for themselves.
But, some must out live the long and excruciatingly painful price of choosing poorly.