Day 14 – Limits
Day 14: Limits
Is there a Cause or Ideal they would sacrifice everything for? Almost everything? What wouldn’t they sacrifice? What lines will they never cross?
Amara is too apathetic and blase most of the time to have actual ideals and causes. She is more small goal oriented. There is no one big thing she would give up everything for. She also doesn’t believe in sacrifice as a good thing. At all. In her opinion there is always a way to make things work reasonably well for everyone. Even if she has to force certain aspects of it. One person giving up everything for someone or something else seems completely stupid to her. So she would not ever be the self sacrificing person. Self preservation is probably that line then. She also can’t see an upside when other people do it. She tends to think of them as too stupid to work out an actual, real solution.
She would fight for her friends though. For every one of them she holds dear. But never to a point where she would have to give herself up. For the simple reason that she also doesn’t want someone to do that for or rather to her. In her opinion self sacrifice hurts the person you leave behind, leaves them with guilt and perhaps even resentment.
In her mind it is much harder and much more rewarding to live for people than to die for them.
Lyssa is too attached to people and orients herself at what is directly in front and around her to hold anything to an ideal or cause. The ’cause’ that is most important for her is more of a general moral concept which holds everyone to the same standard. She is a strong advocate for freedom and fights for it but she does not see herself as important enough to make something like a self-sacrifice actually mean something. She has no problem facing danger to defend her loved ones but she doesn’t think of that as (self-)sacrifice.
If put in a position where it was her death or the death of someone who can’t defend themselves, she wouldn’t hesitate, though. This is also the line she would never cross: killing someone she loves or holds dear for a “higher purpose” or potential goal far away in the future.