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  • I would select a box.

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  • I would leave the boxes alone.

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    Imagine there are two identical boxes in front of you right now. Both of the boxes are tightly locked, but you have a key that can open either box; the key can open only one box and it vanishes. Contained within one of the two boxes is a power that will instantly heal the world, stop pain, misery, death, disease, despair and anything else you can think of that is horrible - this box will create a perfect world. Now, in the other box, is a power that will bring great misery, and death, and horrors beyond imagination - this box will create a Hell on Earth for an eternity. Now, you have the choice to a) open a box in hopes that you will get the paradise and save the world, the chances are 50/50, or b) leave the world as it is by leaving the boxes alone.

    What would you do?

    Also, feel free to discuss why you selected your answer! This is really what I'm looking for.
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    This will not end well...
    But it will at least be poetic, I suppose...

    Hmm... But what if it does end well?
    Then I suppose it will be a different sort of poetry, a preferable sort...
    A sort I could become accustomed to...



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    Stop playing around! *slaps hand and shoves the boxes somewhere they can't be reached*

    Well, I'm not that happy about the odds, so I'll leave them alone.

    Oh yeah, I'll open one of them on my deathbed.

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    I would take both boxes out on the town.. A nice dinner.. a movie or a museum.. then out drinking and dancing.. Then when they were both really pissed drunk.. I would call them a cab and send them home..

    Problem solved.

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    I chose leave the boxes alone.

    There is no such thing as a perfect world. The perfectness of perfection is itself disturbing.

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    I'd do nothing. I like the world more as it is. I would not risk more misery since there's enough misery already. And people probably wouldn't appreciate the good world either, because no one worked for it.

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    I would leave the boxes alone and only open it in extreme circumstances (i.e. nukes released). I might have tried opening one if the odds were a lot better (i.e. 95% chance that would open the "good box")
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    The boxes are left.
    The world tends to unfold as it should.

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    None of the above. I would destroy the key.

    If I leave the boxes alone, someone could come and open one of them.

    "An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna Cecilia View Post
    None of the above. I would destroy the key.

    If I leave the boxes alone, someone could come and open one of them.
    this...
    the odds just aren't that good.

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    What about X-raying the boxes first?
    For such a prize, I'd cheat

    If that's not possible: leave them alone.
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