10What if the child is the child of the person you are to save, and the person you have been ordered to save has told you explicitly he/she would rather die than have his/her child sacrificed in an attempt at rescue. .
11What if the person you are to save is your own space colony's sole doctor -- who in turn will be able to save others, whereas the uneducated child is actually of no asset to your colony. .
12What if you yourself require treatment by the doctor or you will die? .
13What if the reason you require treatment is your own fault, because you've brought on lung cancer, or some futuristic equivalent, through smoking, or some futuristic equivalent, which you knew from the outset was a likely outcome of your own behavior?
14What if the person you are to rescue in fact became stranded because of his/her own stupidity/recklessness?
15What if the person you are to rescue in fact became stranded because of his/her own stupidity/recklessness?
16With the ship already low on fuel, any added weight would certainly slow them down.
25Impossible DecisionsNobody gets through life without having to make hard decisions. What kinds of choices might have difficult consequences no matter what we decide to do? Write about such a choice. How would you make a decision when faced with such a hard choice?