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Who would you save?!? Daughter or Niece?

The young and foolish guys talks about an interesting moral dilemma, discussing what they would do in the scenario, what could be considered as morally acceptable, and what other unmentioned factors could alter the decision making.


Clip from episode 4.


You and your family love the beach and decide to spend a weekend at an isolated beach cabin. Your teenage daughter often gets bored on your getaways, so you make plans to take your niece along. As soon as you arrive, a storm is looming on the horizon and the water looks rough. You tell the girls they can get ready to swim, but to come back and help unload the car. They are so excited, they do not pay attention to the last part of what you say and run down to the beach to swim. You do not realize they have done so until you hear your daughter scream. You realize they are both caught in a strong current and might be swept out to sea. You are a good swimmer and know you can save one of them. You have a difficult choice to make.


Do you:

1) Save your niece first as she is a poor swimmer and will not be able to last as long as your daughter?

2) Save your daughter first, because, although she is a strong swimmer and may be able to last long enough for you to come back after saving your niece, you cannot stand the idea of losing her?


Scenario from 28 Top Moral Dilemma Questions [+ Scenarios & Examples] (icebreakerideas.com)

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