Hasty decisions may lead to dangerous situations

A Small story to text your decision taking power
Children playing in Railway tracks:
A perfect example for the dilemma we often face in Indian democracy! PLEASE DO READ.
A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in use while the other  not.
Only one child played on the unused track, the rest on the  operational track.
A train is coming, and you are just beside the track interchange. You can make the train change its course to the unused track  and save most of the kids.
However, that would also mean the lone child playing  by the unused track would be sacrificed.
Or would you rather let the train go  its way?
Let’s take a pause to think what kind of  decision we could make…………….
have u thought enough !!!!
Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one  child.  Save most of the children at the expense of only one child was rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.
But, have  you ever thought that the child chose  to play on the unused track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?
Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who chose to play where the danger was.
This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office,  community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the RIGHT is  often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter how foolish or  ignorant the majority are, and how far-sighted and knowledgeable the wise are.
The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track  was sidelined and was sacrificed.
The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would  not try to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids  playing on the operational track were aware  that the track was  still in use, and that they would run away when they hear the train’s  sirens.
Now,  If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because  he never expects that a train could come over on the unused track!
Further, that track  was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to  such a track, we may put the lives of all passengers on board at stake!  And in our attempt to save  few kids thinking that the train may run over them, we might end up  sacrificing hundreds of people.
While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be  made, we may not realize that hasty decision may not always be the right one.
“What’s  Right isn’t always popular..
and what’s popular isn’t always Right.” 🙏

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