All Men are Created Equally
When people die, should the government be the ones to judge on one’s monetary value? Rich or poor, income, or level of education all depends on how the government puts the price tag on us. People and societies throughout the ages have been trying to answer the problem of putting the value of life into terms of dollar bills. Today people believe that the families of the dead should be compensated for their loss. No matter what you are or how you struggle in life economically but should people put the value of life into monetary value or should it be kept solely as an emotional quantity? All men should live a happy life and not be judge by one’s potential income. The rich in their avarice shouldn’t receive more than they have as for the poor, who struggle in life and receive minimum wage at a tough degrading job should receive equal amounts of money as everyone.
Lance Armstrong states in his autobiography how he survived cancer, and after this tragic disease he came out with a new view on life. “When I was 25, I got testicular cancer and nearly died. I was given less than a 40 percent chance of surviving, and frankly, some of my doctors were just being kind when they gave me those odds” (1). Before he was awestricken by cancer his view on life was just live it fast, as he was a very fast paced man. After surviving the cancer that was going to cost him his life he came out with a brand new view on his value of life. He now advises that life can end very quickly and that everyone should live their lives to the fullest.
Joseph Hewins’ story was a radical change in history because it was a century before courts actually started to put dollar value. After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the federal government started a federal fund to help the victims and families of victims of the attacks. This fund would give priority to people who were injured in the attacks, then to the spouse, and then to the parents. Your spouse dies and now you...