To the Lifeboats

To the Lifeboats

First, 2 disclaimers:

I have never been on a sinking ship

and

I don’t believe America is a sinking ship.

Whether or not you believe in our current seaworthiness in the vast international ocean the real question is who are you if the boat goes down.

Magazines and whole books have been devoted to this subject. There are sinking ship group activities to help people understand where they are morally and ethically and where they want to be.

Do you:

throw others out of the lifeboat to make sure you are saved, or try to sneak on to secure your own life?

stand and wait to be told when it will be your turn and take your place when directed?

or

actively help and direct a terrified crowd to make sure those more vulnerable than yourself will have a seat first?

In reality we would all like to be the noble one, and we are all a mixed bag, mostly striving for our better selves.

There are a lot of vulnerable people in America; children, the elderly, immigrants, the list goes on.

It’s now obvious we have a segment of the population that believes our ship is sinking and they should get theirs before it’s too late.

The question for the rest of us is

Who will you be if the boat goes down?

About Frances Wiedenhoeft

After a lifetime in nursing, anesthesia and the Army I now write, blog, attend school for journalism and massage, and watch my 3 grandchildren. I am a veteran of Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan and try to serve other vets such as myself, and to work for peace.
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