Monday, April 30, 2012

2 tough questions

I am not big on forwarding emails and don't really like when people send them to me.  Last week I did receive an email and decided  I had to share it with you.  Please read it and let me know what you think.

Question 1: 
If you knew a woman who was pregnant,
Who had 8 kids already,
Three who were deaf,
Two who were blind,
One mentally retarded,
And she had syphilis,
Would you recommend that she have an abortion?

Read the next question before looking at the response for this one. 

Question 2: It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts..
Here are the facts about the three candidates.
Candidate A: Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.
He's had two mistresses.
He also chain smokes
And drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
Candidate B: He was kicked out of office twice,
Sleeps until 
Used opium in college
And drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
Candidate C: He is a decorated war hero.
He's a vegetarian,
Doesn't smoke,
Drinks an occasional beer
And never committed adultery.

Which of these candidates would be our choice?

Decide first ... No peeking, and then scroll down for the response.

Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

Candidate B is Winston Churchill. 

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler. 

And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:

If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven.

Pretty interesting isn't it? 
    Makes a person think before judging someone. 

Amateurs ... Built the ark. 
Professionals ... Built the Titanic


14 pretty purplexing comments:

  1. I'm so skeptical of forwarded emails. The ones that say they have been "checked out on" are typically false. Few people make the effort to check out the story. If you are not going to check out the story you should not forward the email.
    I might check this one on snopes but it sounds true. I know FDR had a mistress.
    You touched on a pet peeve - sorry about my little rant.
    This one does make you think so I like it.

    1. I came to the same conclusion after I read it. It makes you think about the way you judge someone without really knowing them.

  2. Back from - they point out a few interesting problems with this email. Interesting that it started circulating back in 1999.

  3. I'm becoming a pest - I just realized my last comment might come across as being too critical of your post. I found the post interesting and like I said in the first comment (like I should have 3 comments?) I enjoyed the thinking aspect of the email/post. You also pointing out that you don't care for the forwarded email thing either - so we agree on that.
    All the best.

    1. I did not take your comments as critical, only as a honest opinion. I never heard of and will use it in the future. Funny it began in 1999 and I finally received it in 2012. Perhaps I got it sooner but just deleted it without reading it. One of my friends emailed it to me so that was the only reason why I took the time to read it. I liked the idea of judging people to quickly. I believe everyone does it, wether or not we realize it.,

  4. Oops - I have choosen the wrong answers! That's right, sometimes we judge someone to hasty.

    I like the sentence of the ark and the titanic!

    Lg, Regula

    1. I think we all judge people no matter how hard we try not to.

  5. Wow..that's good!!! I got a d- on that

  6. I love things like this!! awesome.

    relieved to know that I did not kill Beethoven though!
    or pick Hitler.

    there's an interesting philosophical idea that all great people/heroes - also have a fatal flaw. yin and yang i guess

  7. I never ever open forwarded emails. I tell that to everyone to whom I give my email address. I learned long ago that some of them contain viruses.

  8. Thinking outside the box, things aren't always what they seem, think before we speak, open mouth insert foot....good thing you didn't make us print our answers. I felt a trick question regarding the new world leader, thought I'd heard it before but Question 1 still has me thinking. We know Beethoven now but if he never existed, we wouldn't feel the loss and someone else would have a place in history in his stead. Are they both trick questions, perhaps another church and state dilemma....

  9. Whew! I said NO and picked B. It's a good way to make the point about not judging.


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