Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Looting for survival

A hand-painted sign outside a New Orleans business warns away looters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005.

Stealing is wrong, and most of us wouldn't do it. I wouldn't steal from a shop, not ever, though if my child was starving and I could find no other way I might change my mind.

Killing is wrong, and I would never hurt a fly, well maybe I would hurt a fly. I would never intentionally hurt another human being, unless my childs life was in danger.

When I was faced with a towering muscular man who was fuming with anger and wanted to kill my boss, and I was not particular fond of my boss, I calmly put my hand on his chest to stop him and escorted him to the exit. Why did I put my own life at risk?.

Until you are faced with the extreme you never know how you will react.

2 Comments:

Blogger The Humanity Critic said...

Great post. You never know what you would do when faced with an extreme situation, you are so right!

6:27 pm  
Blogger Mandy said...

This is true, you wouldn't know what you'd do or even what you're capable of until in that situation. I have a fear of road traffic accidents, and I hope I never witness one. I sometimes wonder if I'd go over and help, well I think I probably would.. that instinct would kick in I guess, but I just hate the sight of someone elses blood.

Makes me wonder why I ever did a first aid course to become first aider for my company lol

7:44 am  

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