The Kobayashi Maru is a fictional test in Star Trek.
It measures the response of Starfleet Academy cadets to no-win scenarios. Preference is given to those who prioritize saving the many over the few. Those who act rationally. However, it does not mirror real life.
Humans are rarely logical. A mother would sacrifice many strangers to save her child.
Some would even save themselves first. Self-preservation and love are powerful forces.
Any time I hear of the Kobayashi Maru, I think of people who choose bravery and sacrifice over selfishness. And, I consider leaders who are faced with impossible choices yet still have to decide.
Lastly, I think of creativity. Captain Kirk is famous for beating the Kobayashi Maru test.
He did so by reprogramming the module itself.
The lesson here is that in an impossible situation, it is possible to create options by changing the rules of the game.
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