Phil 101 Wk 8 - Nicole Barbour An Unfortunate Situation To...

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Nicole Barbour 2/27/10 An Unfortunate Situation To have to make a decision about how will potential live and who will most likely die would be a difficult choice for almost everyone to make. If there were ten spots on the lifeboat left it would be my desire to fill every single one of them. Like many people I would see if any of my family members or people I had close relationships with were still in the water. If they were, I would pull them from the water first. Next I would choose to pull children from the water because I feel that it would be important to save the life of a child because they have their whole life to live, and I don’t think I could bear to watch them die out in the shark infested water. After that I would look for women who are pregnant or who already have a child on the lifeboat. By the time that I go through this list I would assume that there are no spots left. I realize that it would probably be more practical and in the best interest for myself to pull strong men and women who could benefit the boat or have skills that would help in my survival. However, family is so important to me and my heart would just go out to the women and children still left in the water. I am not a mother yet, but I could only imagine that the men and women still left in the water would want their children saved before themselves. This would be a hard decision for anyone to make, and there doesn’t seem to be a right or wrong answer to this but rather how you are going to live with the decision that you made. I agree that it would be in the best interest of everyone aboard the raft to save those that would benefit them the most. I admire how calculating you are because I don’t think I would have been able to make those decisions. It would make sense to try and rescue from the water all
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Online during the Fall '09 term at Pierce College.

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Phil 101 Wk 8 - Nicole Barbour An Unfortunate Situation To...

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