Post # 107
This is why that utilitarian, “greatest good” shit is problematic. I bet your Fiance thinks he’d save the bus. My Fiance is like that. We watch horror movies and he drives me crazy saying what he’d do. It’s easy to think you’d do the heroic thing sitting on your couch!
Ultimately you’re choosing between your lifelong pain and a hundred families’ lifelong pain.
Post # 108
@TwelveDays: I disagree about the age thing. If it’s between 100 children and a beloved older relative, I would choose the kids. Young people deserve a chance at life; older people have at least experienced a lot of it. Generally, people can cope more with older people dying than w/ children dying.
Post # 109
my own, every single time. Selfish, but I’d save my own and hope I still had time to save others.
Post # 110
Definitely my husband/my child
Post # 111
I would choose my husband over 50 random human beings every damn time. (Don’t have and don’t want kids).
Heck, it took me 30 years to find him- why wouldn’t I?
Post # 113
@Syzygy88: I agree that the death of a child is a bigger tragedy and brings more suffering than the death of an elderly person who lived a full life, but the truth is that I wouldn’t even notice the children in the situation described. If an earthquake hit and my grandmother were still in the car and in danger, my immediate reaction would be to go help her and get to safety, not to look around and make an objective analysis of who should be saved. I just know I’d be running on instinct and my instinct would be “go get grandma,” or SO, or child, or anyone who I feel responsible for at the moment.
Post # 114
My child hands down. Although i’d like to think I would try to save anyone I could. But when it’s your own child I think your instincts would kick in anyway.
Post # 115
I save my husband and kid first, I dont care it’s a bus full of kids, old people, men, women, cats or dogs, or the whole human race. I just won’t blink an eye when it comes to people I love.
Post # 116
I’ve been a mom for 32 years. Hands down I would save my child ahead of anyone else.
If it were between my husband and a bus full of kids that weren’t mine, I would save my husband.
If it was a bus full of adults, I’d still save my family first, every time. No apologies.