Some people may have seen this before or done this in school (or it may have just been my school doing this), but we had a discussion in English about a scenario of 3 people on 3 different train tracks. You can only save ONE and the other two will die. All three have their flaws. It's quite long too. Hypothetically, who would you save out of these three?
First up is Sally. She's a young uni student studying science, and she's interested in cancer research cures. Because of this, she supports animal testing. She has had one conviction of cannabis possession in the last 6 months.
She's currently in a relationship with an older girl, called Jessica, 8 years older to be exact. She has had problems with her parents accepting her sexuality, which has lead to heated arguments, and due to this, Sally has not had any contact with her parents in the past year. Her drug use has also escalated to heroin use, which is also from a direct influence of her partner, who has been using it for 5 years.
The uni where she studies have told her that her work is diminishing in quality and have given her a written warning that if her approach to her studies don't improve, she could fail the course.
Sukhdev is a middle-aged business man who has two children, aged 4 and 6. His children go to a local private school and are doing well academically, but there are issues regarding behaviour.
Sukhdev is the owner of a successful buisness,and due to this, he isn't at home as much as he would like. His company has recently been investigated for fraud, which he has been strongly linked to. Due to the concerns of school behaviour problems and work troubles, Sukhdev's wife, Jamilla, has been diagnosed with depression.
Sukhdev's travel and business travels have led him to have an 8-month affair with a young apprentice named Lucy. When the affair ended, Lucy left the company on her own terms, but she struggles to find work and Sukhdev won't support her, and thus has left her sharing a flat with two room-mates.
He is also considering divorcing his wife.
Finally, we have John, a 32 year old man living on the streets after several arrests and cautions for drug abuse and assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. His girlfriend has been hospitalised many times and for long periods of time. He no longer has family and friends to turn to apart from his elderly mother, who is suffering from dementia.
John then turned to petty theft, and then he mugged an elderly woman and stole all of her pension money. He awaits a hearing with regards to that assault. He shows no remorse for the crime, and says that if the local council gave him a house with benefits, he wouldn't be in that position. He has only ever held a job for more than a few weeks, and is constantly fired due to disagreements with managers.
John's childhood has also shaped the person who he is today. He was physically abused by his father when he was a child on a regular basis, and his mother escaped by moving away. The single-parent family have had to move several times, though, disrupting his education and ability to make friends.
I know it's a wall of text, but I wanna know what you guys think. I'll put up a poll for your decisions and you can put your explanations as replies.
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this could be traumatising for schoolkids ? is it seriously taught in schools ?
Sally. She hasn't negatively impacted other people. Also she can reverse her issues if she tries. Really found that this was biased towards Sally because of her story not affecting others and just herself, the other 2 have done some pretty severe things to others.
Btw are there actually pre-primary private schools?
Whichever one is on the closest track to me..
I personally would save Sally, she's young enough to turn her life around and get back on track with her uni work and futute career goals. The other two although not beyond help, seem to have indulged in these bad behaviours for a longer amount of time and so I think Sally is more worthy of saving in this case.
Out of all of them, I'd be least likely to save Sukhdev
He had the most control over his life choices and I assume he had the most comfortable upbringing out of all three. Yet he's still a bit of a prick and can't raise his kids properly
I feel most sorry for John
But I think what Sally is doing is only affecting herself and in general, her goals are for the greater good
Sally, the other two have harmed other people, she is harming herself and even that is use to mental health issues.
I wouldn't go near the tracts as it's against the law.How long is a piece of string?