Price on life

Salesforce tdotml
Jul 9 36 Comments

How much would you pay to save your {dog / cat / bird/ etc} life?

Just curious.

Also, put down your TC, family status (married/ single/ kids/ etc) for context.

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TOP 36 Comments
  • Apple
    ramsaybolt

    Apple

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    ramsayboltmore
    why's dog/cat/horse/bird more valuable than cow/pig/sheep?
    Jul 9 14
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      Why is dog more valuable than cow?
      Jul 9
    • Apple
      ramsaybolt

      Apple

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      ramsayboltmore
      because white man said so
      Jul 9
    • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
      Indian says otherwise but doesn't count.
      Dogs are not food. Cows are food. White man said so. So be it.
      Jul 9
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      It's irrelevant. Value is all perception. Let's abstract out the particular non human in question and focus on how much value would you put on it only conditioned on the fact that it's the most valuable non human animal to you.
      Jul 9
    • Apple
      ramsaybolt

      Apple

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      ramsayboltmore
      Uber, Ok my White Master. Do you have anything else to say or can I go back to slogging on your plantation?

      Salesforce, I'd place the value somewhere between a person close to me and a person I don't care about. So f(dyingMom)>=f(dyingPet)>=f(dyingBoss). The exact value of f depends on a host of factors such as likelihood of survival, expected lifespan without condition etc., but for a treatable condition, I'd put f(dyingMom) at 90% of net worth (~750k), and f(dyingBoss) at 200. f(dyingPet) would probably be 1-2k.

      Edit: I'm actually not so sure about f(dyingMom), but the other numbers are solid.
      Jul 9
  • Bloomberg No Drugs
    And when will you provide your TC, family status for our context?
    Jul 9 6
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      Thanks for your perspective.
      Well, 15 percent of the population said they would spend upwards of 40k :)
      Jul 9
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      I'm asking because I'm faced with that decision right now.
      Jul 9
    • Google demoo
      I would pay max $300
      Jul 9
    • Intel
      BOBBY_AXE

      Intel

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      Bobby Axelrod. CEO, Axe Cap. NYC
      BOBBY_AXEmore
      Good luck OP. It's a hard decision and very emotional. But dont let emotions make a horrible financial mistake for you. Animals live short lives even in perfect health. Spending thousands to squeak out another year or two, if you're lucky (sometimes you spend that and they still die, insane) is just bad ROI. it's an animal not a human. Again I say that as an animal lover. You can adopt new ones in a blink of an eye and start another 10+ year journey.
      Jul 9
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      He saved my life from severe depression and anxiety, at this point I'm just few years since graduating from grad school, but I feel I'll put down whatever I can at this point :( seems like it doesn't correlate with popular sentiment :(
      Jul 9
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    You're two weeks late for Yulin
    Jul 9 1
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      Haha!
      Jul 9
  • Pinterest Dumpster🐻
    It depends. My cat was born in the 20th century. She has outlived both her brothers and is still pretty spry, but I know she's not likely to live more than a few more years in the best case. So if she were to get really sick and need expensive care, the question would be whether or not she'd recover *and* still have a good quality of life. If yes, then I'd spend whatever was necessary to take care of her, but given her age, it's probably not gonna happen. I wouldn't spend a penny just to get a few more months with her if she'd just be miserable or in pain and end up dying of old age anyway.

    Not married. No kids. 800k.
    Jul 10 1
    • Amazon broke&dumb
      That last line though 👍🏻
      Jul 10
  • Intel gifkapa
    The price of a Roomba, since eating shit off the floor the kids drop is the only value they provide. Household TC $500K
    Jul 9 4
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      Do you have an animal at home?
      Jul 9
    • Intel gifkapa
      A couple
      Jul 9
    • Salesforce tdotml
      OP
      Curious, why do you have them then? I'm sure it's cheaper to get a couple of roombas than animals. At least no vet and walks :)
      Jul 9
    • Intel gifkapa
      It was the worst decision of my life.
      Jul 9
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    They are families and children to me. But I neuter them anyway. But no I don't neuter my children.
    Jul 9 0
  • Peloton / Other
    Thizzy

    Peloton Other

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    Thizzymore
    I said 40k plus. They are family to me. I am married with kids. I was also looking into a clone service for 100k. TC: 270k Side Business:70k/month
    Jul 9 0
  • BusPatrol / Eng blindcants
    I said 15k cause that’s all I have liquid cash right now. I would give it all to save my cat if she was in that situation. She’s also 2 so she’s got hopefully ~16 good years left.
    Jul 9 0
  • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
    Negative.
    Jul 9 0
  • New / Eng QTdN03
    Less than 500.
    Jul 9 0