The PRICE of ALTRUISM is still too great here, isn’t it??? From the Front Page Sections, translated…
A man, Chuang in Kaohsiung yesterday before he went to bed, heard a loud raucous outside his place, found that there was a man, who tried to enter into someone else’s house to steal, he’d gone out, to catch him; in the process of their physical altercations, the other man took out a knife, and stabbed Chuang so many times in the chest, then ran, Chuang bled out, and the police are now, chasing the leads on this murderer.
“He has a strong sense of justice,” said Chuang’s (age 55) neighbors, from before he’d helped his neighbor catch a thief, “He’s very passionate about helping others out, it really feels awful that he’d died like this.”
The police investigated, that Chuang works as a factory worker for China Petroleum, unmarried, originally lived with his mother, in the dormitories of China Petroleum, but after his mother died, he’d lived alone. Yesterday at around three in the morn, a passerby found Chuang, covered in blood, fallen, close to the exit of the MRT station; the fire department rushed to the scene, he was still conscious, they’d lifted him to the hospital, but after two hours, he’d bled out and died.
When Chuang was still lucid, the police tried to find out just what had happened, Chuang told them, that at around three o’clock in the morning when he was about to fall asleep, he’d found a man walking around stealthily outside his house, seeming about to commit theft; he rushed out of his own house, wanted to drag the man to the subprecinct, and got into a fist fight with the man, and the man took out a knife, and started stabbing at him, then, rode off on his motorcycle.
The police said, that there were deep wounds on Chuang’s right shoulder and left chest cavity, and that there was no sign of forced entry at Chuang’s place, and they believed, that the murderer never entered into his property. The police are already checking the lead, the surveillance camera, and had already zoomed in on a suspect. “He’s such a nice man, how could it have happened”, after his neighbors were told that Chuang was stabbed to death, they were all shocked. The neighbors said, that Chuang was very kind toward others, got along very well with everybody in the neighborhood, and was very kind toward his mother.
And so, this, is how helping ended up, taking someone’s life, and, altruism really DOES bite, doesn’t it? And, had this man just ignored his neighbor’s house being robbed, then, his life would’ve been spared, but, he felt that it was his responsibility, as a good citizen, to go AFTER the man, which, was what caused him to lose his life…