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Who Comes First In Your Mind?

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    Manahposted 7 years ago

    Between parents, children, lovers and friends, who will come first in your mind when comes to giving presents?
    Who will you attend to if any one of them needs help?

    There's a story behind this question.
    A man, his wife, his mother, his child and a friend were in a boat. Suddenly the boat overturned. None of them knew how to swim except the man. He went to rescue his mother first and brought her to the shore, then followed by his child, his friend and his wife.
    When everyone was safe, the wife asked him. "Why did you do that for?, Why am I last while you saved your mother first?"

    There are reasons why the man did that. Find out his reasons.

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      zampanoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What was the distance to the shore ?
      Because that family is made of super athletes who can stay in apnea for so long, while the father swims back and forth to save one at a time !
      The answer is easy :
      The mother of such a powerful descendance is so precious that she should be used again. No way she'd be left behind.

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        Manahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This story is only trying to find out how much one cares about his mother. The distance could have been very close to the shore. But whatever it is, people can still able to float in minutes as long as there's no waves. And one could never move if he really doesn't know how to swim except to make himself floating.

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      Marzimeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I dont think it boils down to who he cares about the most in that circumstance. I think it comes down to the weakest to the strongest. You didnt mention age but I would assume his mother is elderly, his child is of a decent age, his friend was being encourage to hang on by his wife. Wife being the strongest  mentally and physically to keep everyone under control while the man got everyone back safely.

      As far as presents, you may think who is the easiest to the hardest to shop for.

      It all depends how you look at it. Everyone should be loved and cared for equally. Love is Love.

      1. profile image50
        Manahposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your response. People's views vary.

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I find the story meaningless to the questions posed.

    When it comes to presents/gifts? It would not work out the same as the story worked out.

    When it comes down to who you would attend to if help was needed? It would also vary, simply because each individual in the story, if you're using those same people as a basis for giving out help, would also differ compared to the story.

    Gifts- mother, child, wife, friend.

    Attend Help- mother, wife, child, friend.

    As for the story- disregarding age- child, mother, wife and friend. If age is a factor, then mother, friend, child and wife.

    Distance to shore also factors, further away would change the results- mother, child, wife and friend(which would match- attend help).

  3. daffodil2010 profile image71
    daffodil2010posted 7 years ago

    my child is first. because he is very young and he doesn't know how to swim. my wife is second because we are family and my kid needs his mom. then i rescue the other ones smile