reply to post by spellbound
Firstly, you don't care that people died.
Secondly, you are waiting for another one.
Thirdly, we are on earthquake watch, so we are obviously worried.
1st: Any loss of life should not be trivialized.
If one were to carefully consider the premise of "you don't care that people died", one may conclude that those who are striving to provide a
standard of living for themselves and their loved ones are put in the position to be in harm's way. In a perfect world, the earthquake prone areas of
the world would be devoid of people.
IMO, the uncaring ones are those profiting from the toils of the people who may lose their lives because of having to live in the areas prone to
(This applies not only to earthquakes, but to any natural disaster.)
2nd: I personally could care less when "another one" happens... I can not prevent it, only do my best to position myself to be out of harm's way
when it comes. It will come, again I have no control over any aspect of the event.
3rd: I "worry" only about those things over which I have direct control.
I minimize that "worry" by being in a position that assures the safety of my life, which I consider more valuable than any possession I could ever
I all boils down to common sense...if there is a chance the ground is going to shake your house to the ground; the wind is going to blow your house
away; the mountain is going to blow its top and cover your house with burning ash; or, the sea is going to inundate your house and wash it away...YOU
ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE, and perhaps, should be elsewhere.