Wednesday, March 31, 2010


so i watched "the box"

"hit a button on a box,
it kills a person you don't know,
you get 1million dollars."

my wife did not watch this so i relayed to her the idea
and asked her what she would do?...

i say i could not push it.
i would want to but know i couldn't.
my wife would push it.
zero hesitation.
i don't fault her for this either.
she is practical and logical.
i am emotional and sentimental.
i said what if it's a baby,
she says stop over analyzing it,
i say how could i not?
she argued people die all the time.
irrelevant i say.
both are lives that i have no hand in creating
or taking.
i don't even believe in god or an afterlife?
yet i couldn't do it?
couldn't decide someone's fate by pushing a button.
is a life worth 1million dollars?
i still don't fault her since i see her logic.
people DO die all the time.
i have been there when some have died,
to see those last minutes,
the last time they will know the love of someone they hold close...
i couldn't do it since i am too damn emotional.

this movie has messed with my psyche and i can't stop thinking about it.
tell me what you would do?
the truth.
no judging any such way on this,
for you or my wife.


  1. I'm not sure what I could actually do on this one. I agree with G but at the same time, I'm afraid I would feel incredibly guilty after wards. So in all honesty, I have no fucking clue what I would do.... But I do think KARMA would play a key role in this.

  2. I couldn't do it. A persons life is worth more then the money. I can get by without 1 million dollars but would go crazy knowing I took another life for the money I was using.

  3. I'm with you, Rocket. I couldn't do it.

  4. I definitely could not push the button.
    money tempts us all, as much as we don't want to admit it. but you can't put a price on someone's life. and really, one million isn't THAT much.

    I've never heard of this movie but it sounds.. interesting?

  5. You are talking to the girl who catches spiders inside the house...and let's them back outside!

    When I had mice in my out building I used live traps and did a mousey relocation program to a beautiful wooded place at the lake.

    No way I could do it. I see all life....yes even something wonderful and unique.


  6. That is TOO weird, I just watched it about a week ago myself. I thought it was weird how she just pushed the button, no warning or questions. They discussed it but didn't conclude anything, and then BAM. She just pushed it. It was uncomfortable to see.

  7. ames. karma is key

    dragon, yep and spending it would bring huge guilt!

    Cam, :)

    notjustafemme, worth the watch... strange but made me think about a lot!

    VK, i am the SAME way!!! bugs are awesome, g will call me into the yard to rescue all living things, worms, slugs, etc! so cute

    LL, i thought that very thing, her pushing it almost scared me. g and i always come to a conclusion BEFORE an action!!! lol

  8. I would, well. I have no idea what I would do. I thought the movie was great....until they threw in the entire alien concept. That just ruined it for me!

  9. I hate money, I love life and I don't believe in Karma because shit happens regardless. Not a pusher.

  10. James and I have often had this discussion, and despite how horrible this sounds, I would push it in a heartbeat. But then, it would bother me probably the rest of my life. I think the biggest thing would be...who is going to die? If it was someone I loved, or even someone I knew vaguely it would be a hell of a lot harder than some random person I've never met.

  11. CJ, i know the alien thing kinda muddied it up???

    Jude, :)

    Ash, i understand completely...