Advisory 2 December: Group Decision Making

The people listed below are passengers on an airplane bound for Utopia. The plane is going to crash. By some miracle, you have the power to save seven people and only seven people. Look over the list of passengers and rank in order the list of seven people you will save. This pre-ranking will help you as you then must decide as a group who you will save. You must employ Group Consensus in reaching this final list, so everyone must agree to each of the seven passengers you save. You have the entire advisory to come to your conclusion…if you can. A few hints for you as you begin this adventure:

• Avoid yelling or putting others down…all ideas are good. You must find the shared good ideas.
• Take the time to think about the logical reasons for your decisions…and then be sure you are always true to your own opinion even if you decide to change your mind.
• Don’t attack people…discuss the logic of each decision. This is to be a discussion, not a fight.

Male, 72, Doctor, On the verge of discovering a cure for cancer
Female, 24, Nurse, Prostitute, 4 months pregnant
Female, 12, Crippled
Male, 21, Student, On his way to meet his fiancée
Female, 22, Widow, 2 children, husband killed in Iraq
Male, 5, Emotionally withdrawn, has never spoken
Female, 24, Single, Teacher, Revolutionary
Male, 21, Lost, Without motivation or purpose to live
Male, 19, Junkie, Short rebellious beach bum
Male, 49, Minister, In Urban church facing racial conflict
Female, 16, Student, Cheerleader
Female, 52, Social Worker, Laywoman
Male, 18, Gang Leader, 145 IQ, ghetto resident
Male, 38, Milkman, Father of 3 girls
Male, 18, Student, Football star and Sunday School teacher
Female, 19, Student, Adopted child, parents murdered
Female, 33, Concert Violinist, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Female, 40, Magazine Editor, Secret alcoholic
Male, 60, Professor, Child molester
Best friend, 20, Well liked and great potential

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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