Friday, September 20, 2002

an email forwarded to me. good read.

A group of children were playing near two railway
tracks, one still in use while the other disused.

Only one child played on the disused track, the rest on the operational track.

The train came, and you were just beside the track interchanger. You could have made the train change its course to the disused track and saved most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused 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.

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and sacrifice only one child.

You might think the same way, I guess. Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the children at the expense of only one child was a rational decision most people would make, morally and emotionally.

But, have you ever thought that the child choosing to
play on the disused 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 minority 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 minority are.

The child who chose not to play with the rest on the operational track was sidelined. And in the case he was sacrificed, no one would shed a tear for him.

The friend who forwarded me 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 should have known very well that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens.

If the train was diverted, that lone child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track!
Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake!

My friend is not a politician.

However, in a democratic society, a politician should by all means garner the support of the majority. To sacrifice one far-sighted visionary is only one vote lost, but to sacrifice the ignorant majority may cost the politician his majority support.

Whatsoever decision you are going to make, my dear friend, choose not to stay away from the crowd and be sacrificed, unless you come across someone like that far-sighted friend of mine.

Thursday, September 19, 2002

its pronouced as "plug" yup..
comfirmed with my sis just now..

me also very busy.. got lotsa consultations to go for and plenty of essays to churn out and also readin up to do to prepare for tutorial and consultation.. ARH!
GOD give me strength.. *grinz*

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

me is to be super tired yes. me is not to be blogging in here for very long too yes. me is sorry yes no? me is to be in school now yes, and me is to be typing like crazy for my reports yes.. me is to be going crazy soon yes. me is to be super ultra ultimately stressed yes....

haha. enuff of that.

oh well, im so busy i cant even breathe.. oh wel. been so tired, my body's aching like hell. tink im falling sick.

btw, how do u pronounce a plaque? like thsoe medals thingie? yes. issit plake? or plug?
studied longer than the time required for comp studies.
need that extra time to catch up with my readings and to get mentored by my frens.
will be studying late tmr
oreo planned to much stuff for us to catch up with.. gonna have a ball studying man..

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

compulsory studies suck big time..
feel like in prison like that and can only leave at the given time.. go consult teacher also must carry the permission slip..
but then i guess that this is gonna be good for my education. PLS GOD LET IT BE... IF YOU WILL..
boo. scold me. cos i've no idea for the new layout. been super busy too. anyways, pls support this national initiative. pass the word on to all your friends too.

Someone has done a good deed to you? Want to praise an employee for showing exemplary good service? Or maybe you would like to appreciate someone for making your day. ECHO him/her, today.

Sunday, September 15, 2002

tmr i'm getting back my prelims results, as well as gotta take oreo's hist paper two test. the prelims are over and why does she even bother? i'm so tired, i'm not even gonna take a look at her notes for now.. maybe i will read it tmr..

been so long since i last blogged.. how's everyone?