My Kobayashi Maru _ part 1

Anyone who knows me reasonably well will know that I like weird stuff. I collect comics, I like science fiction and fantasy.

I really like Star Trek, particularly the original series , Kirk/Shatner, Spock/Nimoy etc.

You will know that the Kobayashi Maru is an evaluation exercise for potential Starship Captains. It is a simulation in deep space, beyond Federation territory. It is a no win scenario. More a test of how to face the inevitable.

Kirk was the first to beat the test by reprogramming the simulation. He is commended or punished depending on which film you watch! As Shatner says somewhere “I don’t believe in no win situations.”

Anyway, there I was driving to work. Slowing down on the motorway, getting to the inside lane just ahead of the turn off.

It was early morning, darkish, raining moderately.

On the hard shoulder I saw a family of ducks running for all they were worth. Momma duck, papa duck and about six ducklings. Running towards certain death.

I know what I did. What would you do?

I’m with Kirk. I no longer believe in no win situations. We can play the victim, or we can take responsibility, and make the change, be the change we want to see.

What are you going to do today to make a difference?

What would you have done for the duck family?

To be continued!

Cheers! :o)








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