posted on Feb, 12 2008 @ 09:01 PM
This is a shortened version of a very famous psychological and sociological group exercise. There is no correct answer, of course, but in the process,
you reveal a tremendous amount of information about your biases and prejudices. The more famous version involves almost double the number of people,
with roles such as a married couple-one of whom is the only doctor left, and he stipulates that if he is allowed to stay, his wife must stay, a black
basketball player, a general in the army, a musician, a farmer, etc.
My wife and I used this game when we taught teenagers in our church youth group. It was a good way to point out prejudices, and allow people to put
themselves in roles of those that maybe they do NOT admire. The youths had to take the role we assigned them, and argue their case.
It's a great game when correctly moderated. In some ways, it's similar to many of the debates that take place on the threads here. Even though
members are anonymous, you can learn an awful lot about the people here, just by following their responses from day to day.