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June 09, 2004

DECISION MAKING

Assalamualaikum...

this entry is forwarded by fwen of mine. dunno why, but the story [more like brain-storming/motivation story] wrote really 'sumthing' 2 me n let me 2 put myself as a comparision. Did u ever wonder why sometimes,when u have made a decision which for u is the best, it turned to be the worst one at the end. At this time, what else we can do but just mumbling n regrating as if it could change for better.ermm.. it`s better to let the past gone, n be ready to challenge another trial..hehehe..
thinking that i should share the story , it`s better for me to put it as an entry rather than forward by email. read it n let urself think a bit of what being wrote. Will u make a right decision when it comes to something with several solution? Do u still have to use a pencil with an eraser or did u braved enough to use a pen?


Which one will you choose?


A group of children were playing near two railway tracks,
one still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the
disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train came, and you were just beside the track
interchange. You could make the train change its course to the disused
track
and saved most of the kids.

However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the
disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the train go
its
way?

Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could
make.............
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How do you decide?
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No cheating...
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What is your decision?
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Most people might choose to divert the course of the
train,and sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I
guess.

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.

The friend who forwarded me the story said he would not try
to change the course of the train because he believed that 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.

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

Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they put erasers on
pencils.


ni ader rangkap lagu [suratan atau kebetulan]..just thinking to add this song also coz ada related skit wif this story..

Walau kita dihadapkan dengan berbagai pilihan
Mengapa sering terjadi
Pilihan tak menepati
Hingga amat menakutkan
Menghadapi masa depan
Seolah telah terhapus sebuah kehidupan yang kudus,


p/s: sorry la coz entry kali ni cam rojak plak..just nak polish balik BI yang dah berkarat ni..hhehe.. byk giler grammatical errors.Tapi jangan la kutuk yek..hehehe..wassalam

"Bila pena menari, tinta yang bisu akan berkata-kata"

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