Hey I hope this post is acceptable. I love philosophy and am extremely interested in it. I truly believe that it is basically necessary to incorporate into writing, no matter how minor and it is also basically impossible not to include it, even inadvertently. I am taking Philosophy right now, and my teacher asked a question in class a week ago. This is about the "jist" of it: You're done your exams and you're happy that you've finished high school and are going off to University or wherever you're going. You decide to go on a walk because it's a beautiful day, and you take your dog. You've had this dog for only a couple years, but you've grown a strong attachment to it. So you take it on a walk through a nature trail that follows along the side of a river. The river is rapid because of a large amount of snow and flooding the previous winter. You're playing fetch with the dog and everything is going nicely. You're daydreaming about your future and idly throwing a stick around, when you accidentally throw it into the river and the dog runs and jumps in the river after it. There is no way the dog will live unless you jump in and save it. But it is absolutely no problem for you to save it, it's extremely actually easy and if you jump in and get it, both of you will survive unharmed. But right when you're about to jump in, you hear cries for help. A person (this person is a stranger) is in the river calling for help and is also drowning. No matter which one you choose, you will both survive unharmed but you can only choose one. You have to pick between saving your dog or saving the stranger. My class was actually split pretty evenly. I said I'd save the dog because you don't know the circumstances of why that person is there. If you were not there at that specific time, that person would still be in the same position. On the other hand, if you weren't there at that specific time, your dog wouldn't be in that position. Therefor there is an obligation to save your dog. Yes, that person could be a good person and go onto to do nice things, but they could also go on to drunk drive their car one night and kill somebody. They could also be a rapist or a killer. The dog has no potential of ever doing these things. What is your take on it? Also, I think it would be cool if this was a thread for other questions like these or even the metaphysical ones, like what is reality? Or, is there a God? And so on.