Conrad Julius Ecklie (conrad_ecklie) wrote,
Conrad Julius Ecklie

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Theatrical Muse: Week 5: Question 5

Name: Conrad Ecklie

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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What's more important - self preservation or forgiveness

As I have learned self preservation is the more important thing. I can not forgive people in my job for what they do. At the end of the day I can not forgive a man who has killed his family because my job does not allow forgiveness and I as myself would not give it anyway. I am not a forgiving man; I don’t forgive murderers and the same goes of CSIs who make mistakes. For the latter at least I will not become soppy with forgiveness, I will forgive them if they earn it and only then if I think if it is the right thing to do. Even then if they are forgiven for whatever blunder they make I am not one to let them off lightly, people need to be taught a lesson, disciplined with negative reinforcement if they make a mistake and it’s going to do me any good if I come across like a fresh picked pansy and let them off with a cautionary word.

Self preservation is important because to be in the job I do you have to be careful, preserve yourself from possible harm because it can and will come at any given moment. You never know when it will happen or even if it will happen, and you can try and pinpoint a possible time of occurrence but you can never know exactly when until the harm is done. Instead of forgiving a murderer for whatever reason there may be and letting your guard down it is better to preserve yourself and always keep your guard up. It is better in my view to take care of yourself over forgiving someone who has turned on someone already and could turn on you next. Simply because it is a survival game, life, those who die are not weak; they are just unfortunate, if you are experienced in the game however you have the upper hand.

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