|Happy Holidays. Are You a Psychopath?
||[Dec. 24th, 2014|06:56 pm]
There's nothing better than taking the time to find out if you aren't like the others, man.
Basically, I'm flicking the switch, and throwing the fat guy. I assume I'd have that power armor that Ripley had in Aliens, since I can't throw anyone for shit these days.
Perhaps the guy should have qualified it more.
What if the fat guy protests, or begs for his life? I would assume it gives some people pause. That would definitely cause me to reconsider.
What if there is a person on the train who knows how to do something amazing, like curing all cancer, or figuring out how to safely travel through wormholes? And that person on the train is the only person in existence right now who is capable of engineering such breakthroughs? It might be a long time before some other genius comes up with the know-how to do that.
What if the fat guy was actually someone you knew ... and admired? Was a loved one?
Without the genius on the train, I'd probably side on not tossing the loved ones or those I admired. But I would at least try to persuade that person of the possibilities involved with their sacrifice. And if I was also fat, and could stop the train calamity, upon failure of doing that, I might actually consider sacrificing myself instead.
Perhaps those things point to less psychopathic tendency in myself.
Regardless, if there was a Fat Adolf Hitler, I'd throw that guy, even if the train was full of assholes. Always throwing, in that case.