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  1. The question is not entirely clear. Sacrifice yourself for five people? It all depends on the donator.�

    Or a question from the author, as the 7th participant in this dilemma? For example, asking a question in a situation where the life of one or five people depends on his choice and actions. I think in any case it will be a choice that certain people can condemn. Relatives of “one” will look through their own prism. And if you complicate the task, then this one may be a close person, and for the sake of his salvation you will have to sacrifice five, and then suffer all your life and justify yourself in the eyes of others and before yourself. Or sacrifice one loved one for the sake of five strangers, feel their gratitude, find excuses for this and bear the pain of sacrifice to a loved one through life.�

    Could you, Mikita Baravik, say “sorry and goodbye” to your spouse, parent, child and let go of his hand, throwing him into the abyss and rush to save 5 strangers?

  2. It is clear that we can only dispose of our own lives,that is, the question can be considered as “would you give your life instead of 5 other people's lives”,for 5 people I don't know-I wouldn't give it,for 5,in my opinion,who deserve it, I would undoubtedly give it.

  3. Public opinion in me says “Yes, of course, this is reasonable and beneficial for the preservation of the species”, and the instinct of self-preservation suggests “Yes, of course, if this is not my life”.

  4. It depends on what kind of ethics you have. Utilitarian – push, principled (in the traditional sense of good-evil) – no.

    In any case, there is someone to blame for the trolley tragedy, and it's not you.

    It will be more useful to understand what types of ethics exist.

    It is better to solve the problem not of the fat man, but of the cart.

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