Do We Have This One?
"I don't see myself as a hypocrite, I need my life to fight for the rights of animals.
- Mary Beth Sweetland of PETA, type-1 diabetic opponent of experiments on animals, on using insulin to survive; this method of keeping type-1 diabetics alive was found through experiments on animals.
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This is a justification (whether sincere or disingenous) for people who keep their survival through morally ambiguous means. Perhaps they are accepting what they would otherwise consider ill-gotten survival, and want to convince people they are not Hypocrites
. Perhaps they refuse to make a Heroic Sacrifice
, and want to convince people they are not Dirty Cowards
Whatever the scenario, they will talk about their life as if it is a means to another end; as if only they could provide the help their cause needs, and therefore they need to survive for their cause
Contrast with Survivor Guilt
, something this reasoning often overcomes.