Some situations are viewed in black and white; right and wrong. Yet, many people think situations also have a grey area where solutions are not so easily discerned. This is not just about the choices people make, but the thought process they go through to arrive at their decisions.
Submitted for Your Discussion & Consideration
Wanting to improve your cooking skills in the new year, you sign up for a cooking class. It takes place after work, and the bonus is that you’ll be able to prepare a meal you can take home for dinner.
During one of the classes, everyone prepares chicken and puts it on to cook. While is cooking the instructor walks everyone through preparing a healthy salad and dressing. It is made up of fruits and vegetables. The instructor shows the best way to cut each piece and begins mixing the ingredients together.
As you start preparing your salad based on her example, you notice that one of the other students is cutting salad fixings with a knife she also used for the raw meat. You can see bits of raw chicken on the handle and blade. Since eating raw meat has the potential to make a person ill, you mention to her that she is getting bits of meat in her salad. She doesn’t seem to care and continues.
If the other student refuses to cook safely, do you think it would be her own fault if she became ill later from eating the salad? Do you think you would say anything to the instructor?
What if you found out weeks later that this student was suing the cooking school because she became ill? Do you think you would get involved as a witness or just stay out of it?