Let's say no one would ever but you were put into a situation where 20 people would instantly painlessly die, or you would. I think there would be a good amount of people who would save themselves. This is what I feel many many people would do: I think lot's of people think they would sacrifice themselves. But when they got into this situation, they would try to find a way to justify saving themselves with an argument like: "I'm better for the world than these 20" or "I'll make sure to save more than 20 people after this" or something like that. Then they would go out and try to save people, etc. When you think about it though, why are you going and saving people? It's because you think it's a better thing to do than not save people and you feel you owe society or something. The big question is: Why would you wait until you killed 20 people to start doing what you thought was the best thing to do? Why not go out and start saving people now if you think it's right? So go save some people! Even if you would sacrife yourself for those 20, it's because you think you aren't as important as those 20 people. But if you believe this then why aren't you selling your computer or something to save 20 starving people and you don't even need to die! BTW: I wish I could say i was out trying my best to save people, or help them in some way, but I can't... Or is reading on forums going to give me a better understanding of how to help people better. I think it does to a point, but I'm definitely not doing enough.