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[1: 163 of 10,000] This Way, That Way, Or Another Way

In Article on April 7, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Scott Berkun gave an inspiration and a challenge on the Daily Post:

An out of control train is about to run over a pile of happy puppies. You are standing at the control switch and can pull the level to direct the train onto a different track, saving their lives. But that other track has a smaller pile of equally happy puppies on it.

What do I do and why? Whether to run over happy puppies here, there, or wait why not a third option? Whenever there’s an adrenaline pumping situation, human can do the unthinkably great and at this point if I care enough about saving lives the options of running down puppies on both tracks can be scratched from the list.

3rd Option – Stop the train! The happy puppies are safe. Passengers are safe. I am safe! 😉

4th Option – This is an imaginary challenge and since the adrenaline is still running high, magical things just happened right? I saw frisbee beside me, throw it in the direction to keep them safe and with the loudest voice I could encourage all of them to ‘fetch’. Or maybe not a good idea because they’d all be running back to me to return the darn frisbee!

5th Option – A superhero that we possibly know like Superman fly in a speed faster than anything human can imagine to keep all the puppies in the safe place while I am left to keep the train in control and for the human passengers to be safe.

I can create more options, exhaust more possibilities so long as I don’t kill anyone; but we all know the challenge puts us in the spot that in life we all face that same position in different scenarios but all the same – sacrifice has to be made for a greater good or I am sticking to the positive story that exactly at this kind of moments hero/es can be born that would make everyone sigh and say ‘wow’!

  1. Wow! Scott Berkun visited this post and clicked ‘Like’ – Awesome! Thank you 🙂

  2. I like the range of creative options that get us thinking outside the box.

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