Volunteers Facing Dilemmas
Whether in a deserted train station, desperately waiting for Beatrice to show up, a perforated percolator under my arm, or in a dark cave where I was selecting the wine that would be served with the pasta puttanesca, or trapped inside an elevator, or even in a house in flames, I have often reflected upon this: Is a dilemma better than no choice at all?
Dilemma here is a word which means ''Very difficult choice between two different things''. For example, choosing between throwing a sugar pot in the cold water of a river or keeping it hidden in your coat can be a dilemma, especially if you have a gun pointed at your skull by a woman in heels nearly as high as her self-esteem when facing that dilemma.
Dilemmas are especially hard because you have no escape, no third path. But is one path better?
Is having no choice at all better?
Which of the two situations is the easiest one?
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