How do you address dilemmas in your life? Is there a way to find a solution to two conflicting problems?
An employer once offered the following scenario to some candidates for an important job:
“You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus: One is an old woman who’s obviously very ill; another is a close friend who once saved your life; the third is the perfect mate you’ve been looking for your whole life. What do you do?”
The options are obvious: You could pick up the old woman and possibly save her life; you could offer a ride to your friend to repay him (or her) for once having saved you; or you could invite your perfect mate because you may never find him or her again.
The best candidate gave this answer: “I would give the car keys to my friend and ask him take the old woman to the hospital. Then I’d stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams.”