You are driving along on a wild stormy night. You pass by a bus stop and see three people waiting for the bus:
An old lady who looks as if she is about to die,
An old friend who once saved your life,
The perfect man or woman you have been dreaming about.
Which one would you choose, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.
You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.
The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.
He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the old lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the lover of my dreams."
Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations and (think "out of the box").
-- Author Unknown
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