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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    Which begs the question on how you know for sure what the question was written for? Maybe it was to test our thinking skills... who the hell knows? I certainly don't. And you don't either.
    The fact that the poll only shows two choices is a big hint. If it were meant to be open-ended, there wouldn't only be two choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisGuy View Post
    scramble up while the ladder already has the five people on it? DUH! changing positions doesn't change the weight
    If someone were really quick, I bet he could do it before the minute was up!
    hoarding time and space
    A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    I'd let you in front of me, Jenocyde.

    *blink smirk blink smirk blink*


    Quote Originally Posted by laughingebony View Post
    The fact that the poll only shows two choices is a big hint. If it were meant to be open-ended, there wouldn't only be two choices.
    even the OP said it wasn't his goal, so let it rest already...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisGuy View Post

    so far, for most NTs only thing that has mattered is the value of the question. most are unable to even look past that. this could mean several things, including:

    -apathy. not wanting to spend time on a question because of its perceived incompetency
    All those red-herring details, when all you had to ask was:

    Would you sacrifice your life for another?
    And the truth is, you are asking a conscious question, which requires an unconscious answer.

    Only in a moment of truth like the one you described,
    do we find out who we really are.
    I contend that what many think they would do,
    might just be the opposite of what they really would do.

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    Aye, in the heat of the moment, most people probably would be too afraid to make a choice.

    Hell, even I would have a moment of doubt. If that moment is long enough, bye bye all.

    There's tons of factors that come in to play that we can only guess right now.


    All I know is, if I am really really certain about the situation. I've thought about it, processed it, and know that this is exactly the situation and cutting myself off or letting go is the only way to prevent everyone from dying. Then I am certain I would let go.

    The thing is, that clarity will most likely not be present for me in such a situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    All those red-herring details, when all you had to ask was:

    Would you sacrifice your life for another?
    And the truth is, you are asking a conscious question, which requires an unconscious answer.

    Only in a moment of truth like the one you described,
    do we find out who we really are.
    I contend that what many think they would do,
    might just be the opposite of what they really would do.
    which is why i dont even know what the poll count is...ive only been looking at the response, not the poll itself

    the question would be 'would you sacrifice you own life for another' and then there would be SOOO many rationalizations without actual resolutions

    this way, people need particular answers so they ask particular questions...so their thought process is actually directed towards an end...

    also, based on the questions, i can take the thread whichever way i feel like...when this 'question' turned into a riddle, i stopped arguing and let that happen cuz i was at work and was talking to coworkers about leaving for lunch soon...

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    I've been in messed up situations where it could have resulted in death, and let me tell you, the instinct and will to survive is more potent than any held value system. Even the most docile fawn in the wilderness will fight you to the death in order to survive. This is why people get trampled when you scream 'fire' in a crowded building.

    When it comes to dying vs. shame that you survived, I'll take the shame knowing that I can live long enough to come to terms with my decision later, in therapy or through liquor. I would fight and claw and bite my way to the top and in that moment, I wouldn't give a damn if all 4 people drop to their deaths beneath me. I ain't going out like that.

    But of course, this would be the absolute last resort, not my first instinct - which would be to look for another alternative.

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    I love how a lot of NTs try to find ways around the situation. It's symbolic of how NTs are constantly thinking outside of the box.

    If I was in this situation (yes, I know, I'm not an NT), I'd cut the rope without hesitation so they could live.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde View Post
    even the OP said it wasn't his goal, so let it rest already...
    Righteo. I was wrong, but you did ask...

    Quote Originally Posted by jenocyde
    Which begs the question on how you know for sure what the question was written for?
    ... and I told you. The issue was that I "knew" wrong.

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    Fuck Yo Thread Nigga.



    Actually it is kind of interesting.

    NT-Can't get past the structure of the very question. Probably from all the Ps here

    SP-Asking questions about the rope and mechanics and details.

    NF-Questioning "who" is one the ladder. What their personal situation is.

    SJ-A few giving a simple affirmation.

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