Human or $1,000,000?

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    You are taking a nice evening walk when you come by a river with a waterfall. You can't even see the bottom when you peer over the edge - anything that falls is lost forever. Suddenly from farther up the stream come two rafts, each with a rope tied to it. One has a human. Looks to be in their late teens or early twenties - you can't tell which gender because they're wearing a hoodie, and they're unconscious. On the other raft is a million dollars in a case tied firmly to the raft.

    As you take this in, both rafts are perilously close to the waterfall. You can drag in one raft - you don't have enough time to drag in both no matter what. You must choose - one million dollars or a human life.

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    I would save the human.

    It's not that I want to be morally correct, it's just that the one million dollars doesn't interest me so much.
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    Both. I can haz two ropes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Transform View Post
    Both. I can haz two ropes.
    You only have time to grab one of the ropes. They're like, two seconds away from going over :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emo-lga View Post
    You only have time to grab one of the ropes. They're like, two seconds away from going over :P
    I haz two hands, no?
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    One. Million. Dollars!



    Thats all?

    I would save the human.

    Now if were One. Billion. Dollars...

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    The human. No amount of money can bring back a life.

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    Human. Who... Who actually picked the money?


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    The human.

    And then I climb down the side cliff and try to get at least some of the money that went over the falls. If it's truly "lost forever", the search'll end in vain. But I'll have saved someone, so it's alright.

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    All your money won't another minute buy.
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    Makes me wonder about the future of our race when anybody would even consider saving one million dollars over a human life.

    Human life, on principle. Good or bad, a person's worth more than money. Drug addiction and alcoholism can be rehabilitated. Criminals can reform. But no amount of money can go back in time and save a life.

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    I'd save the human.

    I know that if I get the money, I would feel guilty.

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    i'd go for the human.
    i'd secretly want it to be a girl.......
    money can't buy friendship or partnership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HexagonStephen View Post
    Human. Who... Who actually picked the money?
    Why can't someone pick the money? That's exactly why I said "It's not that I want to be morally correct," because in a situation like this, there's no reason why you shouldn't have the choice to do as you really want. If someone really values money over a human life, they should have the ability to make that decision. Situations like these (asking whether you would pick this or that) almost always pit two morally opposite things. I remember one where you had to choose between knowing your family was dead and never being happy, or believing they were alive and never seeing them again but always being happy. I chose the second option. There's nothing wrong with that.

    Furthermore, no one is considering all the options here. What if the person having to make this decision is in a very bad financial situation? They lost their home, their job, and their family is starving. Why in the world would they care about another strange human being dying? If it meant that all their financial troubles would be solved, and their loved ones would be safe and well-taken cared of, why would it matter? Anyone who says they would save a stranger instead of taking the money their loved ones badly need is talking bullshit. People always put their loved ones above anyone else. That's the way things go. It's absurd that everyone here would get on their moral high horse and say saving that strange human is the only option. Bullshit.

    It's like when people say "I'm sorry" to someone whose in a bad situation. Do you really even care? Probably not. People always like to think they are so morally correct, when in reality their everyday intentions are probably not. Humans will always put themselves in front of others. We will always care about our loved ones over strangers. It is true that in some instances we will truly care about said strangers, but generally our "care" extends as far as the words "I'm sorry".
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    Human; pay it forward
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