An accident happened. You were a mother. You will save your son or daughter?

Hong Kong
April 19, 2008 11:49am CST
An accident happened. You were a mother. You will save your son or daughter? You can only save one life!
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• United States
20 Apr 08
When I came to MyLot I had no idea that money was invovled. I still have no idea how it works. I don't really care about the money. However, when a question comes up like this, a question that is really unanswerable (to be nice about it), I am wondering, do people ask these kinds of questions just to make more money?
• Hong Kong
20 Apr 08
I don't know how much money you earned. But I can tell you that the money cannot support my internet fee.
• United States
20 Apr 08
garytong, PLEASE RE-READ MY ANSWER. What I said was I do not care about the money. I have not posted on MyLot for long. I had no clue that money making was involved. I care nothing for money making. I have $2.70. I do not post to make money. I post for interesting questions. The beginning of your questions seemed interesting. When I got here to the whole thread I decided to see what was what. When I saw that it was basically wasting space, I decided to answer and I tried to be nice. It is occuring to me that some people might be here to make money only and to do that inititate inane (stupid) questions. This would be one of them. It is an unanswerable question as you can tell from other posts. I am sure that you do not make enoung money to pay for your internet connection. What I am wondering is.. are other people initiating stupid questions just to make money???? That would degrade the effectiveness of MyLot. If you do not understand this I am sorry. I cannot explain it any other way and I am not going to try again. Good luck to you. I hope you never have to make a decision like this yourself. I hope anyone who has had to make this decision in life is not hurt by memories of that by reading this.
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@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
19 Apr 08
Just to make sure I'm understanding your question, you're asking that if I had two children, one male and one female, if there were an accident like a fire or something and I had to choose, which one would I choose based solely on their gender? I think any mother who actually cared about her kids couldn't answer that. I only have a son, so obviously he'd be my priority. If I had two children, I would save whichever one I could get to first. To pass over one to get to the other, you might lose them both. And you can't pick and choose among your children. Furthermore, I know there are societies that place emphasis on the male child. In my opinion, that's stupid. First off, in a lot of these societies women do all of the work. If only male children are saved, or born (female children are often aborted or killed after being born because the parents don't want to have to pay a dowry when the female weds later in life. Don't even get me started on the antiquated dowry system.), who is going to do the work for these so-called prized lazy males? Who are the males going to marry if there are no women? There's a lot of flawed logic in that, to my way of thinking. Women are the hard-workers and the life givers. And to be disrespected, killed or treated as second-class citizens makes absolutely no sense to me.
• Hong Kong
19 Apr 08
I mean two children. son or daughter is not the main point. Truly, an accident happened. But you just can save one life. You will save who (if you have two children).
@mmiller26 (1932)
• Canada
19 Apr 08
sorry! The way you phrased your question it sounded as if you had to choose either the son or daughter. Gotcha. My point about societies valuing females less than males is still valid though.
@wy2008 (185)
• China
20 Apr 08
i agree with you mmiller , if this kind of accident happen , i try to save both , if there is only one choice , i will save the one i could get first .
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
20 Apr 08
As a mother I deeply understand that I am always the guardian angel of my beloved kids. I love my children very much and I would never abundant either of the two even though under such a hopeless situation. I still won’t give up and I persist to save both of them until the last second. I believe nothing is impossible so why not we seize any opportunity, though very slim, to save both of them as we wouldn’t know the consequence until we have actually tried it out.
• Hong Kong
20 Apr 08
I knew this is very difficult to make decision. But we are not young-age. Magic is not always come!
@williamjisir (22884)
• China
20 Apr 08
Hello garytong. Anyone is put in a delemma in this situation. But I think that I will save the smaller one as the big one is old enough to save himself by following me to a safe place. Have you read one of the news about the tsunami that took place years ago in the southeast Asia? It tells that one of the mothers had two children, one was somewhat like two and the other was four, when they were at a beach house as tourists. The mother decided to save the young child and asked the older one to help protect and save himself because she did not have enough time and chance to save two simultaneously when the fierce tsunami attacked them all of a sudden before they could take any action.To our great happiness, the boy did save himself by holding firmly one branch of a tree. I was so relieved of this news and touched...
• China
21 Apr 08
Thank you so much for the best response. I appreciate it very much. Good day, friend.
@livewyre (2455)
20 Apr 08
No parent can answer this question, I can't even bear to think about my child being in any sort of precarious position, let alone in mortal danger..
• Hong Kong
20 Apr 08
All parent don't want any accident happen.
@littleone3 (2065)
19 Apr 08
I cannot answer this as i have four sons and one daughter. I could not put one life over the life of another. I would have to try to save all my children as i could not chose which one to save. Because they are all precious to me.
• Hong Kong
19 Apr 08
I think all parents hope to save all their children. It's very difficult to make decision.
@yogeshdhusa (2236)
• India
19 Apr 08
Hi garytong, I think i can't compromise, i will save both of them. It may be any thing but i will try my best to save both of them. mother cant prioritise, when it come to her children. enjoy :)
• Hong Kong
19 Apr 08
So, It's very difficult to make decision. Only one can save!
@signum (547)
• Australia
21 Apr 08
I don't even have children yet, but I could not choose at all. I'd do everything in my power to save them both.
@gigglez79 (137)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Hi Gary, This has to be one of the hardest questions ever. One that no Mother would want to face nor answer. I'm not a mother, but I'm a Aunt. I watch my nephews/nieces on a regular basis. If God-for-bid, anything like this would happen, I don't know what I'll do. On instincts, I'll try to save both kids. If there was a situation in which it cannot be done, I'll try to save the one that's savable not based on gender. If I have time to go back to save the other, I will. I'll sacrifice my life before their's. I've lived my life already, they haven't.
@aowaow (1516)
• Indonesia
20 Apr 08
Save the one who is nearest to me, who is in short time can be saved (maybe car is gonna exploded). Then save the other one (if no exploded yet). If exploded in my back, at least I save the last one out. If exploded while saving, then I don't regret it. It's better we die, rather than they die.
@psyche49f (2504)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
That's a tough question to answer because a mother loves all her children and not just one, and would lay her life for all of them. If I were the one, I would not answer it, but would rather "cross the bridge when I get there"...You know it's different when you are on an actual emergency...who knows a guardian angel would come around and help a poor mother like me save my two children....
@rombi001 (941)
20 Apr 08
I am definately not a mother... but I can imagine how she would feel... I don't think one could decide.. it would probably be the person who is the closest... or try to save both and if she loses her life for it then it is worth it.!!
@ladysakurax (1163)
• Canada
19 Apr 08
What kind of accident? Like both are drowning and neither can swim or something? It's something really spontaneous. When it happens there isn't time to think. In this situation, I would just save the first one on my way. Then I woul try to save the other child of mine :/ But if there is time to decide, hold them tight both until someone comes to help or one drops my hand. I don't hav any children but i think it will be what I'll do. But it doesn't have to be a son or a daughter. i would act the same way if it was 2 boys or girls.