Ethical dilemma . serious thread!


Shizuma

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Duty or devotion? imagine you are the parent of a young infant, less than a year old.

the building you and your parents and your child live in , suddenly catch fire.

both your child and your favorite parent are trapped in the inferno and you know you are only able to save one before the building collapses.

who among the either would you save ? why?
 

Bukitimah

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In normal situation, we will contemplate and think of all sort of scenarios. In real situation, your basic instinct will react and that will be the true action. Just like many people panic and cannot react during emergency.
 

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IMHO, this question does not mean anything. The answer can be very different (or exactly the same) with the action that a human will eventually take in such situation.

For example one might answer 'safe the child' or 'safe the parents', but will most likely die2 try to safe both.
 

Hinata76

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isnt this the same way as the sinking ship thing?

the kid..(provided in future the kid dun put u in old folks home first..lol)
 

ALFREDC

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Only women ask this kind of questions.

Men are not interested.
 

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For me: A parent will always sacrifice for a kid, thus saving the kid is the only selection.

Duty or devotion? imagine you are the parent of a young infant, less than a year old.

the building you and your parents and your child live in , suddenly catch fire.

both your child and your favorite parent are trapped in the inferno and you know you are only able to save one before the building collapses.

who among the either would you save ? why?
 

UncleFai

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Let's call the person making the decision A, his/her parent B, and his/her child C. One thing completely ignored here is the quality of the relationship between A and B, between A and C, as well as between B and C. In real life, a person may or may not be close to one's child and also one's parent. A large part of the outcome, I submit, will depend the quality of these relationships.
 

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If you save the parent, for the rest of the parent's life he/she will always ask - why didn't you save the kid?
 

ed9119

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if YOU are the grandparent and both your grandchild and you are both in same danger
who would you want your son/daughter to save first ?

see? not such a difficult decision
 

ninelives

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Duty or devotion? imagine you are the parent of a young infant, less than a year old.

the building you and your parents and your child live in , suddenly catch fire.

both your child and your favorite parent are trapped in the inferno and you know you are only able to save one before the building collapses.

who among the either would you save ? why?

[video=youtube;i28UEoLXVFQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i28UEoLXVFQ&feature=share&list=PL3C0842E781049A94[/video]
 

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save the old one. new one i can make a lot more.
 

Shizuma

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I wonder how many who said save parent, have children...? hmmm.

and there's nothing wrong with asking women's questions leh...why are you so condescending... report to your mummy for 10 strokes of cane please, AlfredC
 

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You can say that now, but if it it really happens...

Don't think you've felt the heartbreak of losing your kids before
a kid that i barely knew (a year and less?), versus a parent whom i known for decades?:bsmilie:
 

DarthFoto

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Sounds like the to-choose-who-to-save-when-your-wife-and-mum-fell-into-the-river-at-the-same-time :bsmilie:
 

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