The Boat is Sinking! which will you choose to save?

Philippines
February 11, 2010 8:25am CST
I Got this question from my teacher for a group discussions in our class, its kinda type of a logic question. Deep thinking and reasoning. The question: The boat is sinking and there are many passengers inside. There are only 1 life jacket left. Which one will you give the remaining life jacket. Your Mother? your Father? your Brother? your sister? or your Girlfriend? I answer my Girlfriend because she's the one who is close to me.. what's yours?
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8 responses
• Kuwait
11 Feb 10
sorry i don't have girlfriend but i have a wife and i will not give the life jacket to her even if she so near and dear to me... i would give it to my parents.. father or mother.. because of them i am in this world... mostly it would be my mother.
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
hi RAHIL_THKR!, of all of my classmates, my answer is different to them. All of them answers Parents. I'm so embarrassed after the discussions.
• India
12 Feb 10
My first choice would be definitely my mother or father, I think my father and brother can manage any how. I know they can swim well enough to save them self at least whereas my wife and sister can again mange any how or my brother and father can help them. the most important thing is that I love my mother very much more than anybody else. So that's my obvious decision. Mother is a unique creation of GOD who does lot many sacrifices for her children and still live a happy life just for the sake of others happiness. God is great :)
@artee13 (126)
• Philippines
12 Feb 10
Hmmm...well if I were in that position I would definitely saved my mother because she is the one who gave birth to me and by saving her is a way to get even with her. The last one I will choose will be my girlfriend because girlfriends can be replaced but family cannot be replaced even if you have all the money in the world.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
11 Feb 10
I would choose my mother, of course. Then i know she will look after who ever that is left behind, which wasn't with us in the boat. Shame on you. TATA.
@nykel88 (1003)
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
There are only 1 life jacket or is it there is only 1 life jacket left? If its plural then I'd give the life jacket to everyone if its only 1 jacket then I'd save myself. Sorry I'm not that sharing type haha
• United States
11 Feb 10
Wow. Good question. Assuming everyone else would die, I would definitely and completely pick my husband. He is THE person in this world I would do anything for. Now if I could take into account the people who can or cannot swim...I would give the life jacket to my mom, because I know she would have the most trouble swimming. The rest of us know how.
@dmrone (751)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Hi! This is an interesting question, but i think a few passengers were left out like the children. But since they are not in the equation, my answer would be to give it to my mother. I can swim very well, as can my father, husband, brothers, and my sister. My mom can't swim, so it would go to her. If there were children involved i would give it to a child. I would not be able to give it to my parents, or siblings if there were a child involved.
@KylaDilla (137)
• Malaysia
11 Feb 10
Hi cute_poporing Hmm.. Interesting question. Well.. My father and brothers are good swimmers, I'll definitely give it to my mother. My mum doesn't know how to swim. I can swim quite well too, so I don't exactly need the life jacket. Have a nice day!