Rhea of Sunshine: making the tough decisions


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

“Snitches get stitches.” I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before, but what happens when it’s really important to snitch? Like when it’s for a good cause… What do you do then?

In my English class, this is defined as a moral dilemma. In class, we were given some bizarre scenario and were asked what we would do. However, as my teacher was explaining what a moral dilemma is, I realized that you don’t have to be in some crazy situation to be facing one. 

So here’s the real question, when faced with a moral dilemma, what do you do? Obviously you’re facing two hard choices and you’re going to cause damage to something no matter what you choose.

In my opinion, there’s no right or wrong answer or choice. You must make the decision that seems like the best thing to do. Sometimes it won’t always be in your favor, but looking at the big picture, it is what works out the best. 

This can be as small as going along with a rumor that was spread even though you know it’s not true, or knowing someone that got arrested for something they didn’t do and holding valuable information that could get them out even if it means turning yourself in. 

It’s like coming up to a stop sign. You must look both ways before continuing to drive. You have to look and weigh out both options before you and make the right one. 

So the next time you’re in a moral dilemma situation, I hope you make the right choice even if it’s not the one that makes you happy. 

Have a great weekend Redhawks.