The Life As You Can Save
This book really brings out some important information that we can learn from and be better individuals. The book does a great job illustrating how poverty is a leading factor of death and it is preventable. This simple idea of people saving people is something that is forgotten in our society. We often forget that we do not appreciate what we have, and that quite literally many parts of the world lack what we do not. It is to some extent, a disgrace, how can we live in a society that prides its self on helping those in need but we fail to help those who need help the most. It is a depressing thought that people die due to the lack of food, hospitality, vaccinations, and much more that we take granted for daily. That is why Peter Singer, blasts this thought of selfishness from many different angles.
We as a society have started to block our minds of these horrific thoughts and replace them with different things. It is imperative that we remember the fact that we are a privileged society and it is our duty by being in the privileged group to give back and share our recourses with those who are in need. “In most places in the United States, you can get your recommended eight glasses of water a day out of the tap for less than a penny.” This type of accommodation does not come to often elsewhere and it is important that those who have the ability to help others do so. The book does a great job showing us how self-interested we can be, and at the same time it proves to us how easy it is to give back without sacrificing too much of our current lifestyles.
I completely agree with the statement this book is making in that we should give up some things for the better good of the human species. By giving up some of my benefits I can save the lives of those around me. This argument is true for all of us, by donating here and there instead of taking extra benefits we as a society can help those in need and save peoples...