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Imagine a ship sinking in the ocean. People are drowning. You have a boat who can save only 3 people. Who would you pick: a pregnant mother/ 6 year-old child/ a doctor who knows the cure for cancer but he is an satanist/ an elderly woman in her 70's/ a nurse who is Christian/ a baby/ a mentally ill teenage boy/ your mother/ famous actress or actor/ a Harvard graduate, has his MBA/ a construction worker with 3 kids/ your best friend/ a college student in his senior year/ a female social worker for 20 years/ a man getting married in just a week --- Who would you choose? You can give explanations if you want, but it is not necessary. --- Would you sacrifice your spot in the boat to save one of the others…which one?
warriortears warriortears 22-25 10 Answers Jan 2, 2013 in Community

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The pregnant mother, that is two lives(having your mother as a small child cannot be understated). The doctor with the cure for cancer, that is millions of lives and satanists are just a little deluded, it is not such a bad thing. The other would of course be my mother, and no I will not give up my place.

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You have given me too many choices. I can't decide.

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Well, the first pick goes to the baby, but because babies weigh next to nothing, and are quite tiny, I still get to pick 4 more people. A pregnant mother and the 6 year-old child are next, just because I'm a big softie. The six year-old can sit in my mother's lap, and the boat will still float, even with my best friend there.<br />
That leaves one more space for me. And the doc? Well, any self-respecting scientist would make substantial backups of his work, so the cure for the cancer would survive his demise. I could give my place to someone else, but to be honest, I couldn't care less about them.<br />
Can't help it if I'm a bit selfish. :)

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Its all about the kids.<br />
pregnant Mom, The baby , and 6 yr old. None of them have had a chance to prove their worth to the world. Denying them that ability would be the worst loss of all. At least everyone else had some kind of life already.

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My mother and best friend for obvious reasons, and the senior in college, because he might have drugs that will make the boat ride with my mother easier to deal with.

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You pose an interesting and ethical dilemma. I wouldn't sacrifice myself because I believe I have as much to offer as the next person, and I wouldn't take the time to judge the others because I really believe that all the judging we do gets us into trouble. I just don't think we're here to judge. I think we're here to try to help everyone be who they are and hopefully if we do that, we'll all be our best selves.<br />
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So, I'd save whoever can get into the boat and paddle like hell.

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a doctor who knows the cure for cancer but he is an satanist<br />
6 year-old child<br />
a baby<br />
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3 of each will just go in the other boats.

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