Choosing between two “rights”

Imagine you are the pilot of a large, long-range commercial aircraft and you need to make an emergency landing right after take-off. You must decide between dumping fuel over a populated area or landing too heavy and risking an explosion. What do you do?

It’s a difficult decision to make because both options are risky. If one option was risk-free, it would be a lot easier.

And so it goes with ethical dilemmas. Choosing between right and wrong is not difficult. The difficulty is in choosing between two rights.

One thought on “Choosing between two “rights”

  1. Hard decision – and I guess you pick the answer with the least amount of casualties or issues. Thank you for making us all think.


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