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Smart decisions are not always the Right one
Posted 1/13/08 , edited 1/13/08
- like i always say before i start a topic, im sorry if this is a duplicate, and i think that there is a high chance that this has been already made, but i have searched for decisions and i havent seen this yet, if it is the mods can lock it

Well sometimes the smart decision is not always the right one. One scenario is that you have to save one hostage who is your family member, but if you do that the person who is taking the hostage will have the information needed to take over the country (just one example) if u can think of another example u can post it as well

So i guess it depends on where your values lie, would you rather make the smart choice, or the right one?
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lmao always the smart one. that way i can correct it, considering it inidcaites taht im smart.
Posted 1/13/08
i say go with whatever your gut feeling tells you to go with.
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how bout u be smart first THEN make the decision thus coming up with a clever plan to thwart the info hunters and saving both ur family member and preventing the country from being taken over
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if it was me ill save the family member then move to another country or give false info to the kidnapper since they wont know if it is true or not
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i think i would rather live with a moral conscious, plus i dont mind being dumb
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The smart decision would allways be the best one :P
If I chose the family member then the person who was hostage would take over the country and that family member would prolly have a terrible life or even die anyway.
Or...?
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Going back to the main topic. It's the age old delemmas. Should you be smart or pleasant? And: Is the life of the one worth the lives of many?

Well if I was the hostage I would prefer that you let him kill me and save the country so I guess that's the path i would take--so I guess I'm going w/ smart.
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Posted 1/13/08

hawtdawggy wrote:

- like i always say before i start a topic, im sorry if this is a duplicate, and i think that there is a high chance that this has been already made, but i have searched for decisions and i havent seen this yet, if it is the mods can lock it

Well sometimes the smart decision is not always the right one. One scenario is that you have to save one hostage who is your family member, but if you do that the person who is taking the hostage will have the information needed to take over the country (just one example) if u can think of another example u can post it as well

So i guess it depends on where your values lie, would you rather make the smart choice, or the right one?

Sorry, I don't get your example, please explain, isn't saving the world the smart choice and the right one, lotsa people vs 1 person
Posted 1/13/08
maybe..ill still go to the smart decision.aha
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I follow what my gut tells me to do, but I wing with a smart decision. If ever I was in that situation I would save the family member; why save a bunch of other people that will basically not give two shits about you?
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always the smart desision for me! i would chose the country over one person, thats the whole point of wars! lmao,

heres a choice,
If you were in charge of a large sum of money to make sure its delivered, and a robber tries to rob you with a fake weapon that you can see is clearly fake, would you stab him with the knife you had in your pocket and claim you thought he had a weapon?

i would!
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Smart choice! Consider this... Let's say you saved your family member... How would that family member feel for the REST of their life, knowing that just because they were saved, an ENTIRE country was under horrible rule?

Also, how do you justify saving 1 person's life in exchange for the possible destruction of hundreds or thousands?

You'd be setting up you and your family member for a bad/hard life. Even though you were letting a family member die, you'd have the solace and knowledge that they didn't die in vain.
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Posted 1/13/08

Do0mAid wrote:

Smart choice! Consider this... Let's say you saved your family member... How would that family member feel for the REST of their life, knowing that just because they were saved, an ENTIRE country was under horrible rule?

Also, how do you justify saving 1 person's life in exchange for the possible destruction of hundreds or thousands?

You'd be setting up you and your family member for a bad/hard life. Even though you were letting a family member die, you'd have the solace and knowledge that they didn't die in vain.


its easy for people to say that they would sacrfice a family member for the greater good. but when it comes down to it and u were really in that situation would u be able to let go of this family member? its hard to say what you would do in these situations.

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Posted 1/13/08 , edited 9/19/08
True. It's like saying the difference between WISE (Right) and BRAVE (Smart)......That is, if it's those kind of situations where you get in an argument with a crazy black guy and you dis on him (Smart). Then, he shoots you when you shouldn't have said the dis (Right)

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