DRAFT: The Worth of a Person.

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<p>So the representatives of all aspects of society met to sort the worth of a person. They looked at a young person in their mid twenties.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>This is what they decided:</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that a nurse you unstintingly cared for the sick and dying, whose skills saved lives, who had to deal with the trauma of death on a regular basis, was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that a firefighter who bravely walked into walls of fire, risking their own lives to save the lives of young children, was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that the dedicated teacher who changed the lives of children, gave them a future and produced a highly educated generation who raised the wealth and well-being of the whole nation&#160;was worth a &#163;1000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that the dedicated surgeon who operated on brains, hearts and organs, who saved lives and improved lives,&#160;was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that the soldier who risked their life to keep us safe, facing death or being maimed from bomb and bullet, who suffered PTS,&#160;was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that the social worker who had to deal with the worst families, the drug abuse, poverty, alcoholism and child abuse, who rescued babies from a life of misery,&#160;was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>The decided that the policeperson who had to fight with drunks, with armed thugs, with violent gangs, and vicious criminals, who faced violence daily,&#160;was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They decided that the miner who fearlessly went down into the depths of the earth braving rockfalls, pockets of gas and frightening conditions,&#160;was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>They thought that the politician who resisted corruption, always spoke the truth and used their skills wisely to guide the country towards prosperity and safety,&#160;was worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Oh no - I seem to have misremembered. It was that guy who kicked a ball around twice a week, the one who plays football, Paul Pogba. He was the one worth a &#163;1,000,000 an hour. He deserved &#163;365,000,000 a week - oh - and a tax scheme to stash it all away so that he paid less tax than all the people above. Those other people were ten a penny. They only deserved as little as you could get away paying them.</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>Thank heavens society has got its values right</p>


opher goodwin Added Aug 8, 2018 - 12:12pm
Entertainers, sportspeople, businesspeople, bankers...……. they are so much more worthy!!
Stone-Eater Added Aug 8, 2018 - 12:53pm
They generate turnover for n products, even tabloids. They are influencers. When Messi messes with the ball, zillions watch it and munch fake food.
Not the person is worth 1.000.000, but what turnover they generate.
The world works on profit, and a nurse doesn't sell millions of iShit by publicity.
Which doesn't mean I like that....
opher goodwin Added Aug 8, 2018 - 12:59pm
Stone - Yeah - I can see how it works. I just think that stinks.
Perhaps doctors should start the op on the heart, open the heart up and then ring up the relatives and see how much they're willing to pay up for them to complete the op?
Or the nurse in A&E should do the same with the road accident victim. Or ask what price it might be worth to pick up the pieces of their loved one scattered down the highway.