Please read this post first, in order to understand just what the hell I'm writing about...
1 - You're swimming alone in a lake. You're in deep water, and suddenly a severe cramp hits you. There is no way you can make it to shore...
As you gasp and struggle, an "angel" (or sorts) appears in front of you. "It" gives you two choices:
A) You are miraculously given (by the "angel") the strength to swim back to shore. However, you must kill a homeless man in the next 72 hours, or else you will die of "natural causes" the next time you fall asleep after that seventy-two hour window has expired.
B) The "angel" leaves you to drown. You are belatedly rescued by some anonymous guy who does his best to save your life. And he does. However, by the time you are resuscitated and picked up by an ambulance and brought to a hospital, you have pretty serious brain damage. You can still eat solid food (with supervision) and kinda-sorta talk, but you will never hold a job beyond bag-boy at a grocery store for the rest of your life.
Is it A or B?
(If A, would you be able to go through with the killing of a homeless man to save your own ass, or would you choose to die in your sleep?)
2 - You are flying over the South Pacific heading towards a once-in-a-lifetime vacation destination when your plane suddenly goes down. You are the lone survivor.
After finding a piece of wreckage large enough to rest upon, you fall asleep. You awaken to a small island in the distance, and you paddle (with your bare hands) towards it.
You make it to the beach, and find it is a tiny island, just a few hundred meters across on each side. Food is scarce, and fresh water is pretty much non-existent.