People Face A Terrifying Moral Dilemma

  • Published on May 6, 2015
  • “Then I’m a murderer. Right?”
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  • nixie Noel
    nixie Noel 8 days ago

    i mean, if your just standing on the railroad tracks and not paying attention its natural selection at that point

  • FaggonDraggon
    FaggonDraggon 14 days ago

    Is there a way to kill all 6 people?

  • Playliszt Man
    Playliszt Man 26 days ago


  • Jake Alcomendas
    Jake Alcomendas 2 months ago

    Am I the only one thinking that those people in the track can hear or feel the vibration of thr ground, right?.

  • Clint Oakwood
    Clint Oakwood 2 months ago

    This really wasn't a difficult decision.
    1: Kill the idiots on the track
    2: Kill thoes idiots who STILL HAVENT MOVED OFF THE GOD DAMN TRACK!
    3: Kill myself due to the disappointment that I'm related to one of those idiots

  • John Donrick Zerna
    John Donrick Zerna 2 months ago +1

    If my love one(s) is in the other side of track i will not switch the lever, simple as that, why? CAUSE THEY WERENT PAYING ATTENTION, not my fault they were doomed, unless i can just warn them, but its obvious thats not possible if you want to make it a harder decision.

  • x paxeutel x
    x paxeutel x 4 months ago

    If i could, i'd call out to them to move away.
    I don't want any blood on my hands.

  • Johnson Chai
    Johnson Chai 4 months ago

  • Tetrahedral GD
    Tetrahedral GD 4 months ago

    Scenario 4: your love one is on the track that the train is going to pass, there’re 5 people on another track, would you kill the 5 people to save your love one?
    Scenario 5: just like scenario 4 but there is 5 of your love ones(probably your whole family) on the same track, would you kill the 5 random people to save your love ones?

  • Maryatte Quine
    Maryatte Quine 4 months ago

    Id certainly walk away..idk who got killed.

  • The Everything Productions

    I would kill the one person, even if it was my immediate family. The only person in my immediate family that I actually like is my dad. But even then, I would let him die to save five other people. If the person on the track was one of my friends, I would kill the other five people, though. I was able to choose my friends because they are people I truly love, not some weird family members that I was forced to live with and care for. So no matter what, I would choose to save my friends. I don't care what the cost was. I just love my friends and could never live with myself switching over the track. I am very picky, so if you become my friend, which is a very hard thing to do, I would always save your life. I don't care if it would kill myself or someone else. I would save your life.

  • Zachariya Un
    Zachariya Un 5 months ago

    How can BuzzFeed talk about morality? Where do they get there morality from?

  • [ Content ] [ X ]
    [ Content ] [ X ] 5 months ago

    in scenario 2 with another person on another track, id go with the upper track 'cause i'd kill less people
    Scenario 3: im not a complete psycho, kill those 5 people for my beloved family member

  • Karen Lamson
    Karen Lamson 5 months ago

    #3: just yell and they will all move!!

  • McKenna Wolfe
    McKenna Wolfe 6 months ago

    i was actually going to watch this video but i got completely distracted when i realized the narrator was shane and i spent the rest of the video trying to figure out if it was actually him

  • Gen Knowles
    Gen Knowles 6 months ago

    I'm doing an english assignment and Keith pops up on my screen :D!

  • Grace Sherman
    Grace Sherman 6 months ago

    the real problem isn’t supposed to be one of your family members it’s supposed to be pushing someone off a bridge to save the five people

  • nerdie new
    nerdie new 6 months ago

    Guys, the true answer is to always kill less people, that is the moral answer. If you don't agree with me, people like you are the ones deserved to die because the world needs people who are willing to save people not just selfishly thinking of their loved ones.

  • Savannah Seney
    Savannah Seney 7 months ago

    I wouldn’t switch it, but I would run down the track screaming “GET THE HEL OUT IF THE WAY!”

  • Has'Zahn Grimes
    Has'Zahn Grimes 7 months ago

    Is this really a dilemma? All these scenarios are pretty easy for me to decide what I would do.

  • Shaleen Gr
    Shaleen Gr 7 months ago

    Is there any video about which is more important? Patriotism or humanitarianism? Because you can be only as much humanitarian as much patriotism will permit you. In our culture, there is a satisfying answer to this in the mythological epic 'Geeta', but there God shows the confused warrior the bigger picture, and tells him to do his duty and leave the rest to God's judgement alone, but there too, the warrior was not in a situation where he has to kill someone who loves him, is innocent and doesn't want to fight back.. He was against soldiers, which should be easier to handle emotionally than the above mentioned situation. But in modern day, spies find themselves in such situations.

  • Smoky Mole
    Smoky Mole 7 months ago

    For those who say they'll be murderers if they knock the person or persons on the track. Firstly with murder from a legal standpoint you need to prove the element of intention. In this case the driver did not intend killing anyone, it was just a matter of avoiding hitting anyone. From my perspective no one should be on the rail tracks for whatever reason. Therefore we will never be faced with such a dilemma.

  • IdemRedd
    IdemRedd 7 months ago

    I would yell "GET OFF THE FUCKING TRACKS !!!" In all instances.

  • Miranda Babineau
    Miranda Babineau 7 months ago

    i feel like i'd be too unaware to realize the train was out of control in time to do anything anyway or id freeze up

  • 23The Dreamers26
    23The Dreamers26 8 months ago

    If I have the time to flip the switch, then I would definitely have the time to run to those 5 idiots who were on the fucking railroad and tell them to fucking run! There! No deaths!

  • Carmen Savu
    Carmen Savu 8 months ago

    Scenario 1: pulling the lever is murder. The trolley was going towards the five, that's independent of my intervention. It's not my fault. But if I pull that lever I will have killed the one with my own hands. And the value of people's lives, I don't think it's a matter of numbers, and I can't make that judgement. It's a terrible situation, but if these are my only two choices, I refuse to involve myself in the situation at all.
    On the other hand, if one of the five is a loved one, I would pull the lever. I'd still be a murderer, but in all honesty it is easier to live with the thought that I murdered a stranger than it is to live with the thought that I let a loved one die.

  • Coma Baby
    Coma Baby 8 months ago

    What if I pull the lever off and the train hits me then what-

  • coqonut
    coqonut 8 months ago

    i used to say that id kill the one person. but if the 5 people couldn’t even notice a train then they are idiots.

  • Leanne M
    Leanne M 9 months ago

    In another version, the people are tied down onto the track

  • Leanne M
    Leanne M 9 months ago

    In another version, the people are tied down onto the track

  • Senthil Velan
    Senthil Velan 9 months ago

    The lives of 5 don't out weigh 1! This is the problem with the world. The majority aren't right. Them 5 people shouldn't have been on the way of the Bus. That's more idiotic.

  • One Bright Star
    One Bright Star 9 months ago

    How's about you just tell that one person to get off the tracks and then flip the switch so no one gets hurt?

  • makaila shelton
    makaila shelton 9 months ago

    Can you be charged with murder anyway so there's no point just scream get off the tracks

    PANIC 9 months ago +1

    this aint even hard

  • 3m83r
    3m83r 9 months ago

    Me an intellectual: *makes the trolley slide on both rails* NATURAL SELECTION BITCHES

  • Temmie lee
    Temmie lee 9 months ago

    i will jump on the tracks and block the train

  • Reaper
    Reaper 9 months ago

    I would watch the five die cause they got themselves into that situation that’s their problem I’m under no obligation in any country I know of since the other track also leads to a death. I also always wanted to watch someone die many people get traumatized and can’t truly explain what it is to watch someone die I want to know how it’s traumatizing I want to truly understand it I want to see it with my own eyes and sort of feel it if you get my meaning.

  • Georgia Deane
    Georgia Deane 9 months ago

    I'd jump in front of the train in like all of the situations except number 1

  • Mandy
    Mandy 10 months ago

    Can I just push the lever halfway so that the train will go in between the two tracks?

  • Davido Star
    Davido Star 10 months ago

    If the 5 people all work at buzzfeed then I’m letting them die 😂

  • Adrienne Sophie
    Adrienne Sophie 10 months ago +1

    Scenario 1: I'd kill nobody
    Scenario 2: I'd tell the 5 people to get off the tracks because they were closer, and I'd tell them all never to go on the tracks again.
    Scenario 3: I'd tell the 5 to get off the track, and I'd tell them to never go on train tracks cuz u could die

  • kitariki
    kitariki 10 months ago

    realisticly. i would just shout, TRAIN GET OUT OF THE WAY.
    and watch them die.
    i dont know how the train tracks work. and neither 95% of the people reading this.

  • thelocalApprentice
    thelocalApprentice 10 months ago

    #1 - I flip the switch
    #2 - I flip the switch
    #3 - I flip the switch. -the only person I could think of to put in this situation is my aunt, I hate her, I go along with one less annoyance-

  • Chaz Elizabeth
    Chaz Elizabeth 10 months ago

    I touch the switch I’m a murderer. I do nothing I’m a bad person

  • Sarah U
    Sarah U 10 months ago

    Why are they on the tracks

  • Luna Anne
    Luna Anne 10 months ago

    warn the people that there's a trolley. don't touch the lever. if they don't get off, at least I tried

  • Maddy Mensour
    Maddy Mensour 10 months ago

    i wouldn't touch the lever in scenario 2 and 3. i don't want to be called a murderer

  • Estella Yuan
    Estella Yuan 10 months ago +1

    Who saw this in The Good Place?

  • musicalman1995
    musicalman1995 10 months ago

    Never pull the lever.

  • Jack 9876
    Jack 9876 10 months ago +1

    Bigger question:
    There is a train coming on a track their is a puppy and a your parents and you can’t shout get of or push them off the only way to save them is to jump in front of the train killing you but saving the puppy and parents or you pet them die which one do you do

  • Hello There
    Hello There 11 months ago

    I would kill the one person in all of them. Saves more lives.

  • Riley Sumerix
    Riley Sumerix 11 months ago

    #TheGoodPlace #TheTrolleyProblem

  • Music Girl
    Music Girl 11 months ago

    I can’t be the only person who’s thinking about Chidi and the Good Place?

  • lmfaopark_
    lmfaopark_ 11 months ago

    I would just get popcorns and sit

  • jenova jenova
    jenova jenova 11 months ago

    let me change the scenerio in accordance with what keith said "I do nothing...its not my fault that the car is running at this five people".....your brother is on the straight track, & five people on the other. You do nothing, your brother dies. How about that?

  • Smol Angel
    Smol Angel 11 months ago

    I would kill my sister cause that’s what she would want

  • Mediocre Really
    Mediocre Really 11 months ago +6

    Turn around and pretend I seen *nothing*
    Then go *slap my sister* for a) being on *fricken train-tracks*, b) not getting *off* and c) there by making me sacrifice *five people*
    Sorry I kinda went crazy on the *bold words* in this comment

  • Here To Stay Anonymous
    Here To Stay Anonymous 11 months ago +1


  • Fresh Jalopy
    Fresh Jalopy 11 months ago

    I’m surprised those people can’t hear the trolly coming

  • Nolimo(NOT IN USE Read channel desc)

    Pretend you did not see the train coming...