The Choosing Dilemma

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Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 10:16 am
This is one of the greatest problem i ever seen:
What if death ask you whom he will kill to the 2 persons you love
(siblings,parents,friends,lover,pets, etc.)

both have the same age
both live the same level of life
both contribute same level work
you love them both and they are the same in your heart

whom do you choose and why?

(if you try not to choose one, both will die)
(in is unstoppable, you have no choice but to answer death)

if you choose one then that could be unfair and not morally good
if you don't choose then that's worse
 
no1author
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 02:15 pm
@Wisdom Seeker,
Well, since i have to chose one i would not be "morally bad"
One of them will HAVE to die, so i am saving the life of the other person by choosing one of them instead of letting them both die.
 
kennethamy
 
Reply Wed 14 Apr, 2010 03:10 pm
@Wisdom Seeker,
Wisdom Seeker;151839 wrote:
This is one of the greatest problem i ever seen:
What if death ask you whom he will kill to the 2 persons you love
(siblings,parents,friends,lover,pets, etc.)

both have the same age
both live the same level of life
both contribute same level work
you love them both and they are the same in your heart

whom do you choose and why?

(if you try not to choose one, both will die)
(in is unstoppable, you have no choice but to answer death)

if you choose one then that could be unfair and not morally good
if you don't choose then that's worse


Read the novel by William Styron, Sophie's Choice, or see the movie by the same name. Sophie, the mother, is forced to make exactly that choice between her two children, by a Nazi guard in a concentration camp, during World War 2.
 
TreeHound
 
Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 05:18 pm
@Wisdom Seeker,
By choosing you are saving the other. Therefore you are not bad, nor good. Simply human.
 
kennethamy
 
Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 05:38 pm
@TreeHound,
TreeHound;166219 wrote:
By choosing you are saving the other. Therefore you are not bad, or good. Simply human.


No one says you are bad to make a forced choice. How can you be bad if you are being forced?
 
Jebediah
 
Reply Wed 19 May, 2010 06:06 pm
@Wisdom Seeker,
Flip a coin, that way it was chance that decided between them not you. Assuming they really are equal in your heart etc.
 
Purplesawdust
 
Reply Fri 21 May, 2010 04:21 am
@Wisdom Seeker,
Damned if you do and damned if you don't... In a loose/loose situation i feel that the lesser of two evils, whoever wrong, is a better option to choose then the other regardless of how unmoral it is. If you don't have the power to change the game then you have to play along or everyone will loose because of it.
 
 

 
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