Will you sacrifice 1 kid to save 12 other kids

railway - railway tracks
India
July 18, 2007 4:33am CST
Ok people here is a hypothetical situation lets say you are walking near railway tracks and you see a dozen kids playing on a used and functional track and there is one kid alone playing on a unused track suddenly you see a train hurtling down on the used track where the 12 kids are playing. What will you do? will you save the 12 kids by diverting the train to the track where there is the lone kid OR you can post your opinions
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4 responses
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Jul 07
It almost midnight,very hot day,I'm so tired............so I refuse to think an answer at so hard question lol: Anyway because it is you I'll try do my best..... You never can be sure even for your self how you gonna react at any situation without time to think.The first action always surprise the people and us.Almost all the time are answer after we take our time to think will be very different from our reaction when the time for thinking is only few seconds=no thought at all. I know I didn't give exactly the answer you ask for but as I say.......I did my best.
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• India
18 Jul 07
LOL aidonia thank you for replying that was really sweet and even though you said its late and the question tough you actually gave a great answer. The kids and the train is just a prop...and you did say our first reactions are different from what we would do if we think through - thats exactly the point. Most times in our life the moment we just go with what we think will be better for a majority of people despite everything yours is a good answer thank you :)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
18 Jul 07
And then you can see *who is who*.I mean when we act without the time to thing we show who exactly we are.The action come from our soul...
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
30 Jul 07
Thanks a lot for the best response my friend.
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@jalbeos (1176)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
21, right? Well, I really don't know if I am on the situation. I have heard a story similar to that... It was an illustration on how Jesus saved the world. For me, I choose the 12. ~mar
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• India
18 Jul 07
but werent the 12 on the wrong track? what was the fault of that lone child who had enough brains to be playing on the right track?....just b'cos there are kids does it make their actions correct?...
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• India
18 Jul 07
oops i meant to say 'just b'cos there are MORE kids....'
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@Galena (9124)
18 Jul 07
hehe. great question. well I was badly bullied as a child, so I'd probably guess that the child on their own had been excluded by the other children, so I'd leave it to hit the 12, in the hope it may wipe out a few bullies.
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• India
18 Jul 07
LOL thank you Galena for your honest reply.....but when people come across situations in life where majority are wrong they will still go with it b'cos we seem to think saving the majority somehow helps....
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• India
18 Jul 07
Hmmm..... I definitely will rush and throw all the 12 children out of the track, and will go to save the other kid also.. no matter whether i come out successful in saving the kid.. If i come out successful then i would have saved 12+1+1, that's 14 including myself. If not successful in saving the last child.. then only 12 would have survived, the last child would have turned out to be LOST CHILD.. FOR MY PARENTS TOO... (Hmmmm.... by starting this discussion u have uploaded an image of a railway track.....) BTW, why no mails from u? Happy posting... Nice time to you, Ano. (Not from Naadi Joshiyam i say, or by any means a sooth sayer i'm, but just a well wisher)
• India
18 Jul 07
LOL venkatesh you always make me smile...yes iam good....and thank you for the wishes thats great that you want to save eveyone including yourself :) but is not always that majority wins even if they are wrong?...that was the question?
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