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originally posted by: ArtemisE
originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
a reply to: queenofsheba
If they are not triplets me and the larger sibling are grabbing the other two up and figuring out a way to attempt to overcome the situation at hand... Cannot say if we would make it or not but will try. How do you rationalize in a split second what child live or dies w/o trying every option 1 wonders.
It is a interesting question in a psyops kind of way. Who know what the answers say about those providing them, but that is mine.
You do realize that it wasn't an option lol. The OP isn't " how can you carry 3 kids down a volcano". It's could you leave one child to die to save the other 2?
If you couldn't, just say I couldn't, and all your kids die.
I bet like 2/3rds of responders ignored the question and tried to figure out the best way to carry 3 kids.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
Well of course, and if they were past reproductive age I don't suppose that their children would need so much help anyway, their children would probably be helping them more...
originally posted by: ArtemisE
It's also intresting the women seem to be far more worried about the "feelings" they would have, then the lives they would save. IMHO emotions aren't reality. Emotions are how we perceive reality. Just because you feel like your husband screwed up doesn't mean he did. Lol
originally posted by: stumason
originally posted by: CynConcepts
Some others have infertility issues and/ or medical complications at a young age.
Then they are unlikely to be in this situation if they cannot have children, surely? A moot point for a rather pointless question
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Teye22
I would save the ones I could. There lives are that important. If I couldnt live with myself afterwords then fine once they are with their mother I would kill myself. To me staying with all three for certain death would be the same as murdering two of my children.
You can't understand how some could save two and I can't understand how others can kill their children.
My feeling of guilt over my choice doesn't override my instincts to keep them alive.
If the children were dying in the hospital and there was only enough medicine to save two you better believe I would save two. I sure as hell wouldn't say "since they can't all live it's better if they all die". That really is the same scenario except me as a parent has no choice to live on. In the other scenarios you get an easy option of dying therefore you don't have to live with your guilt. Same as murder suicide. For me choosing death for them in any instance is insane and not an option. The one who has to live with the choice is me. It would be my burden but at least two could go on living and hopefully find happiness.
originally posted by: Teye22
Normally, a volcano shakes a lot before it erupts, even for days....Am I wrong?!?! Why would anyone in their right mind EVER want to go onto an erupting volcano with their kids?!?
It would a very very stupid move...imo
Back on topic though, if I were that stupid (I ain't), I would stay with all of them. The only person's life I would sacrifice to save my children would be my own if I were sure they would survive with their Mom....that is an extreme scenario, I only said this because we have had this conversation before and we both agreed that if it was a choice betwwen any one of the kids's life or one of ours, we would go, not the kids that have a full life ahead of them.
Of course If there was a way to save all of them THAT would be the best option, but in this case, its not an option?
I just have 1 question for anyone who would choose to leave a child behind how would you be able to pick which one to "sacrifice" and still be able to to look at the other 2 in the eyes after?!?! I didnt read all the posts, but NO parent that TRULY love their children equaly and unconditionally could EVER leave a child to die on their own