SB, if all of a sudden something happened that wiped you out financially AND left you physically requiring health care, would you want strangers to come to your aid or would you want them to stand there and watch you suffer as you died a slow, painful, agonizing death?
Can we answer for him?
Ahh! That is the REAL philosophical question!!! "Do we choose to answer for those who suffer?"
Some would say that "Yes, I am my brother's keeper." Others would say "No, it is karma that they suffer, and to interfere would be to deprive them of a lesson that they are supposed to learn."
My own answer, if I saw SB homeless, destitute, in pain, and suffering, would be to offer him help. If he accepted, I would then help him. If he refused, then I would allow him his choice.
The only time I would intervene against his free will wish would be if as a collective people in a representative democratic republic we deemed a particular situation so egregiously against the greater good of all that intervention by law is necessary. Then and only then, by duty of law, would I intervene because I, as a law-abiding citizen would have to put the choice of the individual aside for the greater good of the nation. If I so very passionately disagree that the law is wrong, then I could choose to change the law by lawful means.
Read: "Rules for Radicals" by Saul Alinsky
Aloha and Be Well!
P.S. SB, Nasty Nurse Alan is here for you...it's time for your enema!