TheParable of Sadhu
TheParable of Sadhu
Iam sincerely thrilled to hear that you are still alive and well sinceour encounter on the mountain. The experience of meeting you Sadhu onthe mountain and the choices my travelling companions and I had tomake were difficult. We were in a moral dilemma without beingconscious of the full consequences of a decision made (HarvardBusiness Review, 1997, p.57). Currently thinking back am realizingthat people do go through life experiencing such kind of dilemmawithout knowing. I justified myself on the relationship I had withStephen. My decision to leave were due to the group`s interest andgoals but now am not so sure of that (Bird et al., 1989, p. 79).Everybody relegated the decision to be responsible for you to thegroup just doing their bit as a group. However, if it inconveniencedan individual, no one was willing to shoulder the responsibility on apersonal level (Harvard Business Review, 1997, p. 56).
Theextent that our reaction would have been different if you were anAsian, western woman or a wealthy Nepalese, is a thought argued byStephen that has merit (Harvard Business Review, 1997, p. 56). Thisidea does not help my emotional state even now. The possibility thatall of us were morally silent as a group excusing the decision andfailing to deal with the situation. Therefore, being selfish is notan easy thought to ponder (Bird et al., 1989, p. 74). Personally, Ihave written so much about our encounter with the understanding thatyou are not alive, however now I know you are alive my emotions aremixed up. I must admit that writing this letter is one of the mostdifficult things I have to do. The encounter followed up with theunderstanding I have since the hike has enabled me never to look atany situation in a black or white rigid way.
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