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Decision Making - UPDATE- Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils.

Thursday, April 01, 2010 Posted by Bikram
Going by the comments on my last note Decision Making a lot would do various things .. but as asked it was to take a decision to change course of train or not .. All the decisions are the right ones, and THANK YOU all for the comments.

We might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child for minimum casualties. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because 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.


On other hand it is also right to let the train take its course because 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.


so the MORAL :-

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

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13 Response to "Decision Making - UPDATE- Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on pencils."

  1. knk Says:

    we all makes mistakes thats common

    today i saw a one oone of the nice post cool

    have great day

    http://smsjar.blogspot.com/

  2. Neha Says:

    interesting; indeed..but i somehow feel it is wrong to give this example for the minorities..it is a separate issue altogether..

  3. kavita Says:

    Very thought provoking Bikram ...totally interesting too.

  4. smitzzy Says:

    hmmm.. that was very thought provoking bikram. It always happens so that we suffer because of others' fault. Has happened with me lots of times.

  5. Harman Says:

    GOOD ONE..
    keep up the good work!

  6. Bikram Says:

    Thanks all.. For the lovely comments

    Harman, Smitzy, KAvita, Neha , KNK

    thanks a TON

  7. HaRy!! Says:

    really well said Bikram... to add.. think before yu leap... am really bad at making decisions, so i get all the help...

  8. The Holy Lama Says:

    Good decision making is hard to come by. Decisions for a Nation are difficult to erase. Each small legislation has great impact. Hope our politicians think beyond small time gains and losses.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Kps Shante :- Now I understand more a few things about why life treats me the way it does. Mine was the right Comment, but sadly NO one else got it right. I Wish you'd Acknowledged my Reasoning.:-)
    And Yes, I've suffered often bcoz I often act contrary to the moral, despite knowing it..!!! Cam't pretend to the contrary..!! Anyways, Good one....!!!!

  10. Bikram Says:

    @hary:- Thank you , we all suffer from the same problem it seems.

    @The holy Lama:- Yeah all we can do is HOPE ...


    @Shante Sir:-, there you go.. I am glad that you liked the article .. Yours was definitely the right comment.. and Sir you dont need the acknowledgement .. I need yours sir.. so thank you for likeing this .. :)

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Jerrie Singh: KPS shante should be IPS shante coz of great critical reasoning skills......

  12. Bikram Says:

    @Jerrie:- he is my teacher.. I never or hardly went for the class for geography.. But did not have lecture shortage :) .. so what we know or do or what we are because of My teachers who have taught me a lot .. Thanks to my teachers I am what I am ....

  13. Digvijay Singh Says:

    BABA...ZEEEEE,RIGHT WIL BE POPULAR AFTER FEW YEARS.(SO I SLEEP GOOD,IF I GO 4 RIGHT THINGS.......)...CAUSE...PICTURE ABHI BAKI HAE DOST