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  •  What of the dead? (3.66)
    Sure, lots of people determined to survive are called "survivors". But lots are also called "casualties" (that decided they were going to survive but died anyway). And in any big disaster there are a lot of completely unprepared, unfocused people who make terrible decisions and with shit luck alone make it through.

    Someone posted elsewhere that all the people who made it through Katrina were saying in interviews how determined they were to live. If you could interview the dead, I'm sure they would mostly say the same.

    By all means, be prepared. It will most definitely increase your likelihood of making it through a disaster safely, and enable you to help others around you. But don't make the mistake of thinking survival is first and foremost a state of mind. Unless you think the dead just didn't want life badly enough.

    The opposite of war is not peace, it's creation --Jonathan Larson

    by MaggieEh on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 05:26:30 PM PDT

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