The pilot on a small plane announced that the plane was going to crash and it’s every man for himself. The pilot and co-pilot then grabbed two parachutes and jumped out of the plane. The four passengers, an old priest, a 10 year old boy, a brain surgeon and an attorney, ran to the storage area for the remaining parachutes — there were only three left.
The brain surgeon said, “There is only one other doctor in the world that can perform the type of surgery I do, and I can save thousands of lives, I’m too needed to die” — so he grabbed a pack and jumped.
The attorney then pushed aside the priest and the 10 year old, grabbed a pack and explained, “Since I am an attorney, my life should be saved because I have superior knowledge and intelligence and am very much needed to advise all the thousands of people less brillant than me”, and then he jumped.
The old priest turned to the young boy and said, “Son, take the last parachute, I have had a full life and am at peace with my Maker, you have your whole life to live yet”.
The young boy was shaking his head “no” — Don’t worry Father, he said, “we both will be ok — you know that guy who said he had superior knowledge and intelligence — well, instead of grabbing a parachute pack, he grabbed my backpack!”