Thursday, 4 May 2006

a revelation of sorts

I've always said that I would never die for someone. It just alwys seemed like a poiintless thing and that it was demeaning to yourself as it has the implication that you are not as worthy to live as the other person. Don't get me wrong, i would cheerfully give a kidney or whatever for those taht I love, but death is another matter.

The yesterday MrNw, Torbenspang and I were out shopping and I stepped into the carpark in front of the pram. Basically so any car that was going to hit us would get me instead of Torby. I did this without thinking of the consequences or what it means. It wasn't until I got in the car that I actually thought about. MrNw pointed out that it probably has something to do with keeping my genes alive. I like to think that it has a lot to do with defending something so very dear to me that can't defend itself.

And the genetics thing.


MrSnerg said...

I'm not convinced it's a genetic thing. I'd like to think that if you adopted a baby that you loved and cared for equally, that you would have acted in the same way. All subconscious. The next generation is important to you, and you know that if it's a choice between the two that the next generation gets preference. It'd be a crap choice to have to make consciously. You also know (subconsciously at least) that if the worst did happen, the Tobenspang would be taken care of.

Jane Doe said...

I have to agree with Mr Snerg, that it's not a genetics thing. It's just a 'have to protect the next generation' thing. I have had a similar response with my nieces and nephews. It is still all about the continuation of the species, just not only your own offspring.