Below is a really interesting exercise that can be found in the readings for this week,?Unit 7: Leaning in the Right Direction.? Please post a response to the exercise below and comment on your classmates? posts as well.
Let?s have fun with this exercise!
Imagine that the cruise liner, on which you have been having the holiday of a lifetime, has just sunk, following a devastating explosion in her boilers. With very little time available to save yourself, you now find yourself adrift in a lifeboat with other survivors, miles from the nearest land and without the means of contacting the outside world to summon help.
Your lifeboat is totally alone and contains other survivors like yourself. The lifeboat, however, is not quite full and has the capacity to take four more survivors and no more. As time goes by, the lifeboat comes across the following survivors in the water:
- Mother & Child (count as one)
- Liner?s First Mate
- 16 year old boy (High dependency drug user)
- 86 year old woman
- Winner of a reality TV show
- 80 year old survivor of the Asian Tsunami disaster
- Secondary school teacher
- Lone parent
- Foreign National
- Head of an organized drug consortium
In pairs, your task is to decide which four survivors in the water you wish to save. Be prepared to justify your decision afterwards to the group as a whole.