Let Me Ask You a Question
- Understanding Human Behavior (English) -- ThinkQuest team #26618
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let me ask you a question
Let me ask you a question. I will put forward three scenarios, each of which will depict a scenario for your consideration. Read the scenario and answer the question which will be the same for all three scenarios: What would you do?
It is a hot day, you are on a in town bus and carrying a backpack. In one hand you have a soft drink which you bought to satisfy your thirst. A woman, who appears to be 60 plus, asks if she may have a drink from your pop; What do you do?
You are walking down a main street , you notice a few feet away a woman, maybe 30, panhandling, that is, asking people possibly for change, she is reasonably well dressed but the clothes are obviously worn, people are mostly ignoring her, she approaches you and asks for change, What do you do?
You are sitting at a table alone, in a fast food place, and enjoying a submarine sandwich, a young man approaches you, clean looking,reasonably groomed and asks for half your sub, what do you do?
There are no right or wrong answers here and you do not have to share you answers, however, if you feel so inclined, please do so.
Human behaviour, including my own has fascinated me for many years now and I have studied, read and observed it since my days in university.
I believe that we reap what we sow, that what we give out comes back to us; I also attempt to journey through life causing the less amount of harm possible. There are alternatives and taking a bit of time to give thought to the consequences of our actions is time well spent.
The questions above are all based upon real life scenarios, either my own or tales that I have been told by others. My answers are as follows.
Scenario One, while I personally am more likely to be drinking water than pop, I give her the pop.
Scenario Two; I give her a loonie or toonie (1-2 Cdn dollars)
Scenario Three, this is the one I find most difficult, the first two are, for me, obvious choices. I keep the sandwich and offer him a loonie or toonie, his choice.
There are many things in life that we can do little about on the global scale but within our local communities and on a daily basis we can take action.
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