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.


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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