Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by danimal:Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:Originally posted by luv49rs:Originally posted by danimal:Originally posted by luv49rs:Originally posted by Joecool:Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
the guy made a lot of mistakes. but he didn't deserve to die.
I don't understand this statement. "He didn't deserve to die."
A 7 year-old caught in the crossfire of a drive-by doesn't deserve to die.
Henry's unthoughtful actions were the direct cause of his death. He did deserve to die but his family is the one taking the hit.
how does anybody deserve to die, with the exception of some despicable criminals which Henry was not.
deserve means you receive consequences befitting of your actions. He chose to jump on a moving vehicle driven by an unstable person........a resulting injury is a befitting consequence of that action....and death is a befitting consequence of receiving a serious injury.
that's a nice clinical analysis, but this is someone's LIFE that was lost. Not deserved, IMHO.
by mistakes i mean the collective mistakes he made through out his life. all the arrests he got to build his negative persona. based on THOSE actions, he did not deserve to die. jumping in the back of a moving vehicle was dumb.
but he's did not "have it coming to him"
I think it mainly is a problem with terminology, thats all.
Because if we are going to say "He didn't deserve to die" about every good person who acted recklessly at the end.......well then, how do you then REALLY distinguish even more sympathetic stories like the 7rd old girl who took a stray bullet from a drive by shooting ??? You see?
Thats why for this story, the "term" "He didn't deserve to die", is not the most appropriate thing to say.
"He did not have it coming" Thats better.
I still disagree with that. Once he jumped in the bed of a moving pickup pounding on the back window, he did have it coming.
I think the better term should be, "He was finally looking good at the turn but just couldn't avoid that last hurdle."
I am going to have to disagree. The way I interpret "had it coming" it usually means someone who has wronged so many people and has enemies and a bunch of bad karma
Not really used in the reckless, accidental, oops sense.