That Deserted Island

That Deserted Island

It’s interesting how people like to throw out hypotheticals or thought experiments to test someone’s resolve to a position that they hold.

And, as someone who has been vegan for some time, one of the ones I hear a lot is the “What would you do if you were on a deserted island?” one.

Though, the thing about that hypothetical is that there isn’t actually a wrong answer.

Because it isn’t a situation that people would be likely to face in their lifetime.

What really makes this particular hypothetical interesting is that while the question is about food, the belief in being able to survive isn’t considered.

Yet, in that situation, the belief that you will survive is probably the most important thing.

I did read a revised version of the Rule of threes some time ago that had hope at the top.

Without it, it doesn’t matter how much of the others you have, you won’t survive.

With hope, there isn’t much that we can’t do.

So, the next time you present a thought experiment to someone, consider all of the variables.

And not just those that help you prove your point.

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