(Its not based on real life. However, I just want to hear some responses. If any of you have another situation to post, you can post "Situation #2 and we could keep a series going ) Imagine that you are in a burning building with a long hallway. Its getting pretty bad in there, and the air is filled with dark, suffocating smoke. You just happen to be very close to the emergency staircase at the moment, so you can easily make it out alive and well. However, you have a young son, and he's at the other end of the hall. You have a small chance of getting to him and rescuing him, but there IS a chance. However, in between you and your son are a lot of people who need help. Some are old, some are very young children, but they all need your help. They're lying at the sides of the hall, or in rooms in between you and your son, and you're 100% sure you can rescue many of them without putting yourself in harms way. They're crying for your help. It breaks your heart to hear them cry the way they do, as you have never seen people in such a dire situation. Knowing that even if you do make it to your son, you may not be able to save him, do you: 1) Run down the hall, leaving all the other desperate men, women and children to help themselves? I mean, sure you could save quite a few of them, as they're close by, but you still have a small chance to save your son. However, going after your son means that all these other people will die. 2) Realize that your child will probably die, and save as many of these other people as you can, knowing that you made the most logical choice of saving people you KNEW you could save.