I'm sure most of you have heard about the cruise ship that sank off the coast of Greece. What I didn't read at first was this story: link.
What caught my attention the most was the girl talking about how she punched someone out for a life jacket and how in her opinion, the 40 year old man should clearly have volunteered to give his up for a 17 year old.
I'm not sure how I feel about that. Firstly, maybe the 17 year old can swim and the 40 year old can't. Maybe the 40 year old is a father and doesn't want his child to grow up without their father. Maybe he should give it up because he has had 40 years of life as opposed to only 17. Which life has more value? Can we possibly make that call?
Would I have punched someone in a fight to get their life jacket? I'm not sure.
Would I have bragged about it to the CBC? Absolutely not.