What would you do?
If you and your neighbor were near death of starvation and you were granted a meal to have or give?
Take the meal to my neighbor and share both the meal and the time with them. Food nourishes the body, relationship nourishes the soul.
What if you only could have one option
Given the choice, I would give the meal to my neighbor and still spend the time with our relationship. After all life is about giving not taking!
Give it to the neighbor. I've lived a full life and don't fear the next life.
I would eat it. My neighbor is an old dude and I'm surprised he's not dead already, honestly. I don't know my other neighbors that well, and in any event, I don't know how they're going to spend their lives. Me, though, I'm all I have. So hell yes, I will chow down on that meal and I won't feel bad about it.
since it is only one meal and then you starve to death anyway, i would probably give it to my neighbor . eating it would only delay your death which i would let my neighbor know. in the end we would both probably throw it away.
If I know that my neighbour is a trustworthy, amiable and selfless friend, and our relationships were really that healthy and good, then I will give the food to him. There is no point giving food to a malevolent, distrustful traitor.
Even if you do not like your neighbor, I think most people seem to agree you should put others before yourself or at the very least, you should share the food instead of being selfish. At the same time, I agree with Nighwork4's point. If you are both already near death, one meal likely won't be enough anyway to save your life and would rather prolong the inevitable of what is to come, which could be an agonizingly slow death...so in that sense, the meal could be viewed as a burden and would you really want to give that to your neighbor or yourself?
To be honest, I'm not totally certain I believe some of these answers. You might be quite sincere, but I suspect that If you were starving to death, you might not be quite so self-sacrificing - the instinct to survive might take over. Also, you would consider your families, who might need you and would be heartbroken at your death - would they be happy that you gave your life so the person next door could live? As for neighbors, one of mine is a high-handed, thick-skinned, hard-faced person who stole part of my land when I was away. I'm pretty certain she would not share her last meal with me nor feel even the slightest pang of guilt as she gulped down the last drop of stew. It would be a real test of my spiritual stature to expect me to lay down my life for someone I would happily export to Siberia if I only could. I doubt if I would pass that test somehow.
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