Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What We Choose: An Adult Program on Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Activity 1: Opening Scenario

Part of What We Choose

Activity time: 10 minutes

Description of Activity

Share this scenario:

You are on a television game show. You are offered a choice of two doors to open. You are told that if you open door Number 1, you will receive a million dollars. If you open door Number 2, everyone in your neighborhood, except you and your family members, will receive a million dollars and will be legally prohibited from giving you any of their new-found wealth. What do you do and why?

Invite participants to speak when they are ready, assuring them that there is no correct way to answer these questions. Invite them to focus more on the reasoning behind their response than the response itself. How did they decide which option to choose? How did they decide what was "right?"