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Mental Experiment: Incoming train

January 10th, 2020 by dimpledbrain

Imagine there is an incoming train. Do you have anyone in mind that you will:

  • Jump down to the train track to save the person at all costs
  • Extend your arm to save
  • Do nothing
  • Give a kick to the person down the track

This is a mental experiment – there won’t be any repercussion of any kind at all. No one will notice. Among all the people that you know, who is in which bucket?

Count the number of people in each of the 4 buckets

Now, after it has given you extreme satisfaction on Bucket C and Bucket D, consider this – the incoming train might never come, but it is within our control to remove all those people in these two buckets from our life.

Or at least minimize them in your life. That’s 100% within our control

Food for thought?

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