Frustration of the occupation
Maybe it is me, but anyone else feel that because of our job we are making the average IQ of the world lower?
Here is my argument. 80-90% of the people we go help have put themselves in a bad position, either intentionally or by their own ignorance. If it wasn't for people like us saving them from themselves they would thin out the herd. Darwinism at its finest.
Don't get me wrong, I love my job. Helping people in their greatest time of need, all that good stuff. I get personal satisfaction by doing my best for our customers. I think we are pretty awesome for what we are able to do.
But occasionally, after saving someone from themselves, I sit and wonder; "If I would have just choked that person instead of giving them life saving care would the world be better?" Especially if they left the Earth before having a chance to procreate, passing their stupid gene on to another generation.
I truly believe that if all the safety innovations (seatbelts, airbags, safety buttons on circular saws, ground fault electrical plugs...) were taken away for about 30 or 40 years we could thin out the gene pool of stupid people. Sure there would be "collateral damage", a few Nobel Peace Prize winners might die when they get t-boned in an intersection, but the "collateral damage" is for the betterment of society.
Relax everyone, all spoken out of light hearted frustration and sarcasm. I love this job, just wanted to know if anyone else thinks like me.