# Shall we play a game?

Values clarification is where your little minds decide
Which lives are worth living and which lives are worth, not living

Now, here's how we play: A big ship just sank, there are six people on a lifeboat, but the lifeboat is only made for two.
four of these people must be thrown overboard or the lifeboat will sink, now, allow me to list who's aboard:

1. A crippled old man
2. A mentally handicapped person in a wheelchair
4. A young, healthy doctor
5. An overwieght woman on welfare with a sick baby

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• I'd get the old man and the handicapped person to sit in the boat. Then I'd get a flat board and tied it to the end of the boat, so the business man, the doctor and the woman can sit on it and be dragged by the boat. The doctor could carry the baby and since he's a doctor, the baby could recover soon.

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• Ah, but much like the trolley problem, this problem assumes there is no other way to solve the problem. Though I do commend you for trying to find an out, as there likely will be other options in such a situation.

• Tough choice. I'd choose to save the doctor and the mother and her baby then.

• TL;Dr; I choose 3 and 4.

Ooh I love these kinds of games. I'm going to assume that the goal is to keep as many people alive as possible, and these people are my friends of equal worth. Also, I will assume that if we are saved, it will be a very close brush with death.

1.) Crippled old man -- pros: probably won't take much to feed, he won't go crazy and overpower you. cons: can't do much in terms of helping out, is going to die if he falls outside of the raft

2.) Mentally handicapped person in a wheelchair -- pros: If you could use the wheelchair as supplies, that would be a big advantage. However, I'm assuming you can't. cons: may go crazy on you (heat and direct sunline aid to craziness) and do some weird stuff like try to jump off the raft or hurt you. Can't provide entertainment as you sit there looking for moral support

3.) Successful businessman -- pros: can help you get food. Is smart and probably clever -- that is helpful in survival. Successful people watch a lot of TV-- he may watch Survivorman :D cons: is a body to feed

4.) A young healthy doctor -- pros: very helpful if anyone gets injuries or heatstroke. Also clever like the businessman. Offers probably some interesting patient stories. Is healthy so will be able to work for food longer and harder. Cons: Probably eats a decent amount of food like any young guy (but who knows, may be a woman?)

5.) An overweight woman on welfare with a sick baby -- Pros: As twisted as it sounds, if the woman dies, you got a lot of potential food you could have. Cons: morals aside, the baby is going to die. Grown people can have a small chance of survival, so the baby won't make it. The sickness the baby has might infect the rest of the people. Overweight people tend to take longer to get full, so she will be wanting more food.

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Based on these claims, I'm choosing 3 and 4. I would choose 2 instead of 3 only if I could take the wheelchair the person has and use it as supplies. 4 is vital however, since he will keep everyone healthier longer and can help offer advice on any sicknesses that pop up. 3 would be a good leader too. 3 and 4 are the best choices based on what's given.

There's no time to look at morals here. There is no point in keeping silly morals if no one will live in the end because of it.

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