A couple is told push the button someone u dont know dies but u get 1 million Do

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  1. Lady Summerset profile image74
    Lady Summersetposted 12 years ago

    A couple is told push the button someone u dont know dies but u get 1 million Do u push the button?

    In the movie "The Box" a couple is told by a stranger that they had 24-hours to decide as to whether or not they will push the button, causing the death of someone in the world that they did not know, and collect $1,000,000.  If they don't press the button, the stranger will come back, retrieve the box and make the offer to another couple.  Who do you think will press the button?  Husband or wife?

  2. Sher Lessons profile image61
    Sher Lessonsposted 12 years ago

    Absolutely not! No way I could live with myself if I made that choice. It would be nice to have money but not at that cost.

  3. the clean life profile image72
    the clean lifeposted 12 years ago

    For myself I would never push that button for any amount of money in the world. There is no price on a human life.

    A life to me is worth more than any money.

  4. John B Badd profile image60
    John B Baddposted 12 years ago

    I have seen the movie so I already know who pushes the button.  I asked many people I knew if they would have pushed the button and I was astounded by how many said they would not. 
    Maybe humanity has more compassion than I gave them credit for.

  5. Stina Caxe profile image81
    Stina Caxeposted 12 years ago

    Not only would I never be responsible for someones death for any amount of money, but if I had a million dollars and I could save one persons life by giving it up, I would happily do that.

  6. Shay Govara profile image61
    Shay Govaraposted 12 years ago

    Personally, I would not push that button. Not for a billion dollars. I could never live with myself knowing someone died because I pushed that button.

    I know a lot of people who would push that button though.

  7. duffsmom profile image58
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    No, never. I could not knowingly cause the death of anyone, even someone I will never meet.  It is the old moral dilemma; is it wrong if you don't get caught?  Yes, it is wrong and if my spouse could push the button when I couldn't--I'd have to leave him behind too.

  8. dosburros profile image75
    dosburrosposted 12 years ago

    Its an interesting exploration into the human mindset isnt it?
    It seems that the certain knowledge that someone will die brings out the humanitarian in all of us....yet for so many people other activities that may well have indirectly caused someones demise are so easily undertaken. Buying a diamond ring, filling the car with petrol etc etc

  9. Tricia Barnes profile image60
    Tricia Barnesposted 12 years ago

    Nooooo!!! Cause eventually the husband has to shoot Cameron in the heart,but personally I would never

  10. B. Matter profile image60
    B. Matterposted 12 years ago

    I would like to say no.  But, if I could pick the person and be able to go back in history and get rid of Hitler or someone else as evil, I may just go for it.

  11. stclairjack profile image79
    stclairjackposted 12 years ago

    this is a movie? and your not kidding?.... wow,.... and i thought the premiss for the movie "saw" was f****d up!,...i'd give an answer to this but the fact that society dreamed up the question to begin with has me floored,... i'm pleased at all the "no", and "not under any circumstances" answers,.... but i'm scared to death that it'll become a new TV reality show soon,... as we journey one step closer to stephen kings "the running man",.... uhg,... i gota go get an drink and watch the state of the union adddress,.... it'll make me less nausiated.

  12. pegasus525 profile image38
    pegasus525posted 12 years ago

    for me,  i want two millions not one million. i'm joking of course. i never do such thing and i will never forgive myself this unknown person could be me with another couples.
    for the movie i will watch it indeed.

  13. Kwazzy profile image59
    Kwazzyposted 12 years ago

    yes. big_smile it is ONE MILLION DOLLARS, with that i can pay someone to hypnotize me so i dont even remember doing it! big_smile

  14. tysanders profile image59
    tysandersposted 12 years ago

    If you push the button someone dies and if you don't someone dies. I say go for it.

    I love when people ask this question because everyone gives the answer that is politically correct. :-)

  15. breathe2travel profile image74
    breathe2travelposted 12 years ago

    I would NOT push the button.
    How could I kill someone, regardless if I know them or not?  That someone is loved by someone -- and that "someone" is a SOMEONE - a LIFE!

  16. niki deforrest profile image61
    niki deforrestposted 12 years ago

    I may say for myself that I am human person as I am in Red Cross for many years. I have donated my blood many times and volunteered in many RC activities... So, no doubt that I would push that button for free big_smile

    Just kidding... Human life is precious, but just ask yourself. If that person suffer and really want to end his painful life and you can help him by pushing that button... is that right thing to do?

  17. profile image54
    kc123xxxposted 12 years ago

    NO! Love beats money,because it wouldn't be as fun to enjoy your money with the person you love

  18. jackavc profile image71
    jackavcposted 12 years ago

    there is no way i would ever push that button and i have done some crazy things for money.  It is a terrible movie that should not have been released.  No wonder their are some screwballs on this earth.

  19. BennyTheWriter profile image71
    BennyTheWriterposted 12 years ago

    No, I wouldn't  :-)  And not because that's the politically correct answer.  It's because I know I wouldn't be able to live with that guilt. 

    Interesting question...kind of reminds me of The Joker's nasty ploy with the explosives in The Dark Knight...

  20. Stump Parrish profile image59
    Stump Parrishposted 12 years ago

    I agree that most will give the PC answer to this hypothectical scenario. It this not what happens when someone pushes the button to deny condoms to the nations in Africa? Every time you push that button, someone you dont know contracts aids and dies. You dont even get the million dollars. You simply get to feel good about yourself for pushin.

  21. Amoure85 profile image60
    Amoure85posted 12 years ago

    They made a movie about this... "The Box."  It stars Cameron Diaz.  I haven't actually seen it yet so I'm not sure what ends up happening.

    I think it is quite funny that so many people say that they would not push the button for $1 million.  I know this is what you are supposed to say.  However, there are so many psychological studies that have been done that show under the right circumstances people can be quite cruel and inconsiderate of other people.  Think back to Milgram's study on obedience.

    What if your spouse or beloved family member needed to receive a new surgery that wasn't covered by insurance and $1 million would pay for it?

    Just food for thought.

  22. Lady Summerset profile image74
    Lady Summersetposted 12 years ago

    Interesting answers.  Thanks for stopping by!

  23. Ellarose92 profile image60
    Ellarose92posted 12 years ago

    no!! because it could be one of your friends family member that dies or the president because technically you dont know him but that would be devasting to have that happen so its not worth it i wouldnt do it!!

  24. KatieCohen profile image61
    KatieCohenposted 12 years ago

    This is a funny spoof based off of that idea, I thought you would find it entertaining...


  25. Cory J. Clark profile image60
    Cory J. Clarkposted 12 years ago

    I would push the button.  Yes.
    Very hard.

    But.  That's only because I value money more than human life.

    Am I joking?

  26. DDE profile image42
    DDEposted 11 years ago

    Pushing the button is not an option  to get a million


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