Is there a writer in u? Or are you in a mood to read some short interesting stories? Here's the Story Section for all tastes.

A group of children were playing near two railway tracks, one still in
use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track,
the rest on the operational track.

A train is approaching and you are just beside the track interchange.
You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save
most of the kids. However, that would also mean the lone child playing
by the disused track would be sacrificed. Or would you rather let the
train go its way?

Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make...

Most people might choose to divert the course of the train, and
sacrifice only one child. You might think the same way, I guess.
Exactly, I thought the same way initially because to save most of the
children at the expense of only one child was a rational decision most
people would make, morally and emotionally. But, have you ever thought
that the child choosing to play on the disused track had in fact made
the right decision to play at a safe place?

Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends
who chose to play where the danger was.

This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday. In the office,
community, in politics and especially in a democratic society, the
minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority, no matter
how foolish or ignorant the majority are, and how farsighted and
knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the
rest on the operational track was sidelined. And if he was sacrificed,
no one would shed a tear for him.

The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the above story said he
would not try to change the course of the train because he believed that
the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well
that track was still in use, and that they should have run away if they
heard the train's sirens. If the train was diverted, that lone child
would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over
to that track! Moreover, that track was not in use probably because it
was not safe. If the train was diverted to the track, we could put the
lives of all passengers on board at stake! And in your attempt to save a
few kids by sacrificing one child, you might end up sacrificing hundreds
of people to save these few kids.

While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to
be made, we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the
right one.

Remember that what's right isn't always popular and what's popular isn't
always right. Everybody makes mistakes; that's why they place erasers on