An Ethical Dilemma

You are driving your two seater sports car down the road on a wild stormy night. You approach a bus stop and see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose to offer a ride, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?
—- Think before looking at the best answer.

This a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.

Your choices:
1) You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first.
2) Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back.
3)However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

What would you do?
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My problem with standardized tests is, I often have an answer not listed among the choices. So did the candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants). He had no trouble
coming up with his answer. He simply answered: ‘I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams’

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations.

Never forget to ‘Think Outside of the Box.’

Courtesy of Dr. Bryan Knight, Canada’s foremost hypno-psychotherapist.

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