Value of Life

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Vivionna Correa
Mrs. Hansen
English 12
25 September 2012
What Is a Human’s Life Worth?
Think of the moments that you wanted to give up, what kept you going? Generation after generation, societies change as time goes on. Maybe not so much the society itself, but the people in it do. Many of us Americans have different opinions. The value of life now differs depending on the different kinds of experiences people go through. As awful as it sounds, our society has placed a dollar amount on life. However, society should determine value to a human life by the way that we have overcome obstacles, a human’s health, and by the personality trait that they have acquired.

“The concept of assigning a price tag to a life has always made people intensely squeamish. After all, isn’t it degrading to presume that money can make a family whole again?” (Ripley 1). After the tragedies of September 11, 2002 the federal government started a federal fund to help the victims and families who has suffered a loss. Meaning that the government will pay for the loss of the death that a family has had to face. The government thinks that a person who makes more money, compared to one who does not but loves their job, will have more to offer meaning that they will be worth more.

Many of us Americans have had to face numerous amounts of obstacles. The good thing is that no matter what mistake would occur in our life’s, it would be something that we would be able to learn from easily. Life should be valued by how someone has overcome an obstacle. There are many obstacles that people have had to face in their lifetime, for instance insecurities, people telling them what they can or cannot do, and even their own family or relationship problems that they have had to overcome. “I saw more beauty and triumph and truth, in a single day that I ever did in a bike race.” (Armstrong 3). Health will play an immense role in everyone’s life. Lance Armstrong survived a long battle with cancer, and...
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