Fairness, നീതിപൂര്‍വ്വം

This is a what’s app share. It may be an old one for you, may be even one or two decades older. But I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.;)

If you wanna read the English version, please ask the 18 year old guy ( Google ) “kids playing on a railway track”

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After reading it, many questions arose in my mind..

Morally and emotionally correct decision( if you switched to the closed track) , but was unfair and ultimately sidelined the minority..

Tough decision making .. lack of social trust..unfair treatment..sidelined minority

What do you think..?

Keeping these emotions apart, we need to be sensible..isn’t it..?

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “Fairness, നീതിപൂര്‍വ്വം

  1. Mannah

    October 7, 2016 at 9:18am

    Nammal ororutharum e situationil ingane thanne chinthikullu athaanu manushyante manassu…
    It maybe the wrong one but.. What if the bad turns good??? You’ll never know the next moment… (kadhayileth aanu paranjath enkilum.. It’s applicable for all.. Coz everybody needs a second chance)

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      Akhila

      October 7, 2016 at 9:47am

      thanks manna..happy to meet a mallu..
      there is point in your words.. we never know the next moment..what we can do is ‘do which is right at the moment’..

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  2. Vocal Pendulum

    October 7, 2016 at 10:31am

    It is not about the right and wrong decision. It is not about punishment and saving either. I hate to sound like this, but it is for the ‘Greater Good’. The less of the two evils? No one deserves to be punished in this case. We do what we have to do…

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  3. Sha'Tara

    October 7, 2016 at 11:04am

    I think the problem demonstrates the situation with our global civilization in a time of total selfishness and heedless hedonism where “having fun” is more important than being responsible. In this case, train and tracks represent the System; the kids playing on the tracks are people who don’t care about their own safety, or the angst they will cause the train operator. Whatever the operator does to mitigate the end results of catastrophe, the responsibility lies with the kids on the tracks not paying attention, and they shouldn’t be there in the first place. There is no “fix” for this problem because the problem began with lack of parental teaching on responsibility and lack of supervision. When the train arrives, it’s too late. And this society is playing on the tracks -both used and unused and the train is almost upon them already. So? Too late now.

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      Akhila

      October 7, 2016 at 11:13am

      ya.. the real fix should have happened much earlier…in the form of a responsible generation..

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  4. Bikramjit

    October 7, 2016 at 12:02pm

    Reminds me I did this post a few years ago and got some interesting replies..

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      • Manu Michael sdb

        October 7, 2016 at 1:09pm

        Depends on the level of judgement that u r making…like from emotion or from justice

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  5. skd

    October 7, 2016 at 11:31pm

    Right and wrong are relative. Assume, all those escaped realize value and support many others through the name of one who forced to sacrifice….. Later, people will write and talk about the real meaning of that one child. Yeah, there are too many unknowns.. we work with knowns… So we apply ‘sense’. It’s like, you create bug in thw software

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  6. skd

    October 7, 2016 at 11:32pm

    … cntd… you are bad… Later same you fix it, become star… 🙂

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  7. skd

    October 7, 2016 at 11:33pm

    Be sensible ; Live and Let Live:)

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      Akhila

      October 8, 2016 at 11:32am

      true…avoid reflex actions and give it to senses

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  8. myheartbeats4ublog

    October 8, 2016 at 10:01am

    sad, but so true akhila ma’am…and yes, one must keep emotions aside while taking sensible decisions…

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      Akhila

      October 8, 2016 at 11:26am

      should not be tempted with reflex actions..right..?

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      • myheartbeats4ublog

        October 8, 2016 at 11:49am

        hmmm..ideally one must not! but in real life, most of us react instinctively, w/o thinking much about the implications & right/wrong/ethical aspects

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          Akhila

          October 8, 2016 at 4:12pm

          if we could be relived of emotions, there will be a subsequent reduction in reflex actions too

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          • myheartbeats4ublog

            October 8, 2016 at 9:22pm

            But then, emotions are the Hallmark of us mortals..if we are relieved of them….

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            Akhila

            October 8, 2016 at 9:54pm

            emotions and reflex actions go hand in hand..
            in my prev. comment ,that “reduction” was missing

        • Sha'Tara

          October 8, 2016 at 8:33pm

          Knee jerk reaction to situations and challenges increases with the higher levels of selfishness, competitiveness, jealousy, need to control and desire to “get things done” without thought being taken regarding long-term consequences. It is very difficult to refrain from instantly reacting to pressure. People who learn to meditate (as one example) I think have better control over their emotions in times of crisis. Of course the more we practice selflessness, the more empowered we are to make the best logical choices. I think the example given is one of those that have no ultimate solution. For example, “Can God make a rock so big he can’t lift it?” If he can, he’s not omnipotent and if he cannot, he’s not omnipotent. It’s a no-win situation. So one admits to being unable to solve the problem through simple humility.

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  9. Shalini Sharrma

    October 8, 2016 at 10:19am

    True Akhila, and i wonder how we don’t even give a minute to that sort of thinking. We try to sideline who’s right just to keep the interest of few at the expense of that right. So, i guess the conclusion is to think what’s to be done in that sort of decision making but like in real life we have less time to respond. Would you think it to be possible to take the right decision devoid of emotions, that’s what we are made of and installed off too ?

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      Akhila

      October 8, 2016 at 11:24am

      yes.. shalz.. it is pretty difficult to escape from emotions..moreover, here in this case, even if we go with the moral side, it would ultimately become a wrong decision

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      • Shalini Sharrma

        October 9, 2016 at 11:35am

        Right ! contradicting most of the theory of rational decision. Humans are complex that’s why, and ever changing with situations. Or i heard somewhere it’s difficult to be right, at times we have to satisfy being unfair, maybe in Devdutt Patnaik when he mentioned hierarchy/ unfairness.

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