The Drowning Child. Isn’t there a question about what we should spend our money on? Are we able to think whatever we want about right or wrong?
How a person spends his or her money should be up to themselves. They should of course be ethical about it and consider the points Peter Singer brings up in this video. Living a truly ethical life would involve giving back if you have the means, but there isn’t a way to ethically force people to spend their money to help others.
This video did make me think of taxes and the government assistance programs that they fund. These programs are in a sense a way that people who live more comfortably give to those less fortunate. I don’t think that is what Singer had in mind but it is a decent point towards socialism and things like universal health care.
We are free to make our minds about right and wrong but only within a range. Most situations have grey area that can be debated, but most also have some clear white and black areas that can not. Killing another human is wrong. Saving someone for unnecessary harm is right. Euthanizing someone with a painful illness is in that grey area where, as long as there is some thought and reason, a person could think whatever they want about whether it is right or wrong.