Imagine this situation: on a dark night, you’re driving your car and suddenly you notice three people waiting at the bus stop. They are:
- An old woman looking as if she’s near death.
- An old friend who once saved your life.
- The woman/man of your dreams.
Who would you give a ride, if your car was just a two-seater? Think about it, and come up with an answer before you continue reading.
This moral and ethical dilemma was actually offered as a recruitment test by a company. You could give a ride to the old, sick woman, because you have to try and save her life. Or you could choose the old friend, because he saved your life once, and it would be an excellent chance to return the favour. Yet still, when will you get another chance to meet your soulmate?
Only one of 200 candidates didn’t dare pick any of the three options, and he was hired. His solution? ’’I’d give the car keys to my old friend and ask him to take the old woman to the hospital. In the meantime, I’d stay with the woman of my dreams.’’
Sometimes, out-of-the-box thinking and creative decisions give us the key to complex problems.