Contest Question that keeps me thinking

Philippines
July 18, 2011 12:30am CST
Recently, our office have established a beauty contest. During this time, one of the question given by one the judges has made me thinking about what will I do if I where in that situation. The question is.. "Consider that you, your mother and your lover(boyfriend or girlfriend) are in a ship and this ship started to sank, who of the two (you're mother and your lover) will you save considering that you can only save 1. And Why he/she is the one you're going to save." If you were asked this question, what will be you're answer. Any thoughts on this?
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
19 Jul 11
That would be a tough decision to make if my mother were still alive. I could see choosing your mother since she had done so much for you all your life, but she is also much older and doesn't have as much to live for depending on her age. I could also see choosing your lover because s/he is much younger and has a lot longer life expectancy anyway unless s/he has a health problem. I think in the end, I would stay with both of them and surrender my own life rather than losing either of them and me surviving so that possibly someone else might survive.
• Philippines
20 Jul 11
Great answer.
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
20 Jul 11
I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the BR!
• India
18 Jul 11
not a hard qustion, my vote obviously goes to my mom, because what ever my mom has done for is priceless she is the only reason i am here on earth so seeing my mom going from this planet is really a big deal so i ill go for my mom no matter who will be my girl friend if she would be with her mom she would also surely save her mom first instead of me and i will not feel bad about it. but yeas i will surely feel bad if she didn't tried second time to save me after her mother. :P
• Philippines
20 Jul 11
Whenever we see those things that our mother have done to us, it is radical to think that we will save our mother. Thank you very much.
• Indonesia
18 Jul 11
hi arprudente6, I definitely save my mom first.it's hard choice but I think my boyfriend will understand and agree with my decision.I love my boyfriend but I love my mom too.My mom sacrifice too much for me, so it's one of thing that I can do for her
• Philippines
20 Jul 11
I see. Blood is really thicker than water. Thank you for your answer.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
22 Oct 11
hi, that question will really makes me to think very carefully,but as far as i think of it i will choose to save my mother rather that to my lover,not because i never love that person,but for me because i only have one mother who gave life to me that i really love first than a lover.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
22 Jul 11
This question has been around for many years, it's nothing new. There's no standard answer to it, and it doesn't reflect one's character based on the answer given. However my answer to the question would be, saving my boyfriend or husband. He's the one to spend rest of my life with me, and i ought to save him. I believe my mom would stand by my decision because that's what she wants if she loves me, thinks of my future.