Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

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chenda
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Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

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Ah right, yes probably...

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Well, I get the criticism of consumer culture and benefits of extreme DIY and value of libertarianism... but yea context would give more details.

Too much time studying internet cult leaders :lol:

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Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

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This post is just a reframing of the arguments for why pursuing FI is wrong.
-Because one has a moral obligation to work
-Not working for someone else means you're lazy
-Your parents put you in this position so you owe it to them to work.

Jacob's post was a tongue in cheek response, using kidneys as an analogy instead of making a direct response to @pax.

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Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

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Ah I get it now, yes...we seem to have seen less of this argument over the past decade maybe...

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Re: Do we really need kidneys? (The ethics of kidneys)

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https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/transpl ... story.html

Due to how the matching works and now with chains of donations, altruistically donating a kidney can help a lot of people.
If you would rather just work a little more for cash donations or volunteer at a fundraiser instead (web of goals replacing cash with time), the National Kidney Foundation does some good work. Similarly from a web of goals perspective, volunteering at a hospice (high mortality with kidney disease) is also a really good thing. It is probably more important and harder than money.

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