reply to post by rottonralph101
No. I'm sorry.
It just doesn't work that way.
I don't know if there's a name for such thinking, as you're having, but I'm very familiar with it and the psychology behind it.
If I had a name for it, I'd call it "glorified refusal of death" mindset.
Children often get it, which is why I ponder how old the OP was when he wrote this.
Instead of accepting that bad things can really happen to us, we think of ways that we could, in unusual ways, get around those bad things happening
If someone shoots me, is it possible even if I moved really fast to step out of the way of it I'd survive?
If I'm swimming and a shark attacks me and I had a knife handy, is it possible I'd be able to stab it and live?
Likewise, could I be attacked by a full sized Tiger/Lion while carrying a pocket knife and live?
If I'm drowning could I find some unusual way to breathe that others don't think of to escape this gruesome reality?
If I'm in a fire is it possible to fight through it without dying? no, because of smoke inhalation.
Although all of these things do have very rare escapes to them, I hope you get my point. What's occurring with you is the refusal to accept that we,
including you, are just weak beings that could really go at any point to any freak circumstance. I pray it does not happen to you, though, and that
we all die very civil and as peaceful of deaths as possible.
Is it possible for me to jump at the same time a lift falls?
No. Ridiculous, absolutely not. Lifts (elevators here in the US) fall at an incredible speed and not only does the whole box shatter and cut you up,
but the impact from the fall alone would kill you.
If you are TRAVELING the same speed of the Lift, or whatever you're on, all the way down as it increases in speed.
What speed is it you think you are going? Why, you're going the same speed as the Lift.
Imagine it. Imagine jumping off a tall building with a surfboard. Would you be able to JUMP from the surfboard?
Even if you somehow managed to keep the surfboard underneath you, which some can,
You would still not be able to push yourself from the surfboard.
Does it make a difference that the Lift is enclosed?
No, not really.
Look back the the "fly in car" theory.
Everything in the car, including you, is in same relativity to the Fly. If you get in a wreck, that fly would die and suffer the same impact you
Yes, it would, EXCEPT for the fact that the Fly is so light it probably won't be damaged/effected much by it.
But, the thing in the car (you) which is relative to the Fly's current stance, that does indeed weigh enough to suffer damage, WILL feel the impact
of a 70 mph crash even though you are ENCLOSED (just like you're enclosed in the Lift).
Yes, that's why people die in car accidents every day. Because you cannot jump up in a Lift and save your life.
If you could, then you could jump up from a car seat and suddenly save yourself.
Down, up, or forward, backward doesn't really matter.... especially at that speed.