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Posted: 03 January 2012 at 10:48pm | IP Logged

A slightly OT thing...but still I felt this is a dillemma faced by everyone in office and life in general. I got this as a forwarding.

 
 

Hi all'

 

 

A nice insight into decision decison making - thought to share

 

 

 

 

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other disused.

 

 

 

Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

 

The train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange.

You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go its way?

 

Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make... ...

 

 

 

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess.

Exactly, to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.

 

But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?

 

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was. This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

 

The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens.. If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.

 

While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.

 

'Remember that what's right isn't always popular...

and what's popular isn't always right.'

 

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Thanks



Edited by visrom - 03 January 2012 at 10:56pm

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Posted: 04 January 2012 at 4:30am | IP Logged
True.. but a painful fact...
Its easy to be "goompu lo govindha" types and do what is popular... Because... One who follows the unpopular way wil be looked upon like a fool
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Posted: 04 January 2012 at 4:35am | IP Logged
NK has still not drawn inspiration from some gruesome CP cases otherwise we would have seen criminals acting as cannibals and eating their human preys..There was that Nithari case and another one in Jaipur where a doctor ate human kidneys by killing lone travellers on a highway at night...

Till date there was only one such case in CID------"Man Eater"


Edited by deepiika - 04 January 2012 at 4:36am
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Posted: 04 January 2012 at 4:48am | IP Logged
Maybe that's where CID draws a line and says that this is for 'kids' so let's not show this.
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Posted: 04 January 2012 at 4:55am | IP Logged
There are many things in CID which make it sound contradictory if we see it from the POV that it is a crime series...One can watch it with one's family as there are no obscenities involved, no obnoxious dialogs and it is a show which freshens the mind and soul with the positiveness that it exudes. CP on the other hand, at times makes me feel wary and depressed. CID never makes me feel that. Big smile

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I am glad they don't get too deep into crime beyond the kati laashes and gory forensic scenes. Even if they show it for a few minutes, they don't dwell too much on it and they soon show our cops running around. I surely don't want to get depressed. It is after all an entertainer. CP is not.
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Posted: 04 January 2012 at 5:07am | IP Logged
Yes, CP is not an entertainer and thats why I really was not in favour of CP reruns all day long which had become a trend a few days back...I remember once we tried seeing it like we saw CID reruns and ended up becoming wary and suspicious of every small awry happening for the next few days...Shocked
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Posted: 04 January 2012 at 5:39am | IP Logged
My mom always asks me to change the channel if CP is going on. They show it for awareness but really it is terrible and painful most of the times and gives unpleasant feeling...


And though I didnt watch CP, I am having very unpleasant feeling today Cry
I have to leave for hostel tonight and I am hit by bad cold Ouch Cry

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