. . . . . Hypocrisy Thy Name is . . . . . منافقت . . . . .

آئین جواں مرداں حق گوئی و بے باکی..اللہ کے بندوں کو آتی نہیں روباہی...Humanity is declining by the day because an invisible termite, Hypocrisy منافقت eats away human values instilled in human brain by the Creator. I dedicate my blog to reveal ugly faces of this monster and will try to find ways to guard against it. My blog will be objective and impersonal. Commentors are requested to keep sanctity of my promise.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Decision Making

A group of children were playing on 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 on 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................

Analyze the situation………….

Think and reflect…….

Decided your answer !!!!

Now … go ahead

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child 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.

To make the proper decision is not try to change the course of the train because 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. However, 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 that 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 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.
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  • At 8:14 pm, Blogger .:*FairyDust*:. said…

    Assalamualiakum!!! sorry haven't commented for so long. was just busy with univ. and i like to read your posts when i have ample time to reflect over the post. This is mashallah very well written post. I had that belief for a long time but you put it in a story that best describes it and makes people understand better what it means when they say 'what is right isn't always popular and what is popular isn't always right.' I have been living in the states for a long time now. and the common belief here is that what is popular is what is right and thats how they should be. if someone is diffirent (right) then they term him/her a nerd or a geek or a loner and many such names. and such behaviour in teens in high schools has lead the youth to the wrong path. i mean talk abt shootings and bomb threats in high schools and middle schools here. :S

  • At 5:39 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    Fairy Dust

    Tomorrow, insha Allah, you will be in Karachi. Wish you good time with your family. It is great to be with family, especially, with mother. There is nothing better than mother in this world.


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