Gina, Lily and Sharon were classmate. After class, they went to the science lab to play. In midst of playing, someone accidentally knock over an bottle causing some unknown chemical to leak out. Frantically, they put back the bottle and left, assuming the chemical would dry up.
Little did they know, the chemical started to react and start to burn up. Not long after, the science lab was burning furiously. Fortunately, the fire was contained after the fire engine arrived.
Next day, the head principal summon the 3girls into the office to question them. They admit they went into the science lab however, none admit to causing the fire. In the end, the principal have no choice but to punish all three of them by expelling them out of the school.
From the above case study, what can we observe?
1) One would lie to protect one’s reputation even if they have to be punish.
Its sure tat one of them knock over the chemical causing the fire. However, she did not own up and cause all including herself to be punish. Why would the particular person acted this way?
2) Instead of finding out the real reason behind why the girls would go in the science lab, the principal 1st action is to locate who is at fault.
When mistake is committed, one would naturally try to question who is at fault. Very small group of people would question what is at fault. By pointing out who is at fault is easy, punishing is also easy. However, it would not stop the situation from happening again as the root problem still exist.
3) Indeed, one among the 3 created the problem. However, is it necessary for the principal to expel all 3 of them from school. Isn’t abit too harsh?
Food for thought..