Originally posted by deadline527
It bothers me when their ignorance gets OTHERS killed.
Those who chose the last minute to run were naive and completely ignorant to the situation at hand. Judging by the fact that EVERYBODY else around was
up on that hill, but one family chose to take their chances and lost.
I would feel much worse for the people if they had no idea a tsunami was coming, and were caught off guard. This is clearly not the case though. The
whole rest of the town had evacuated almost, with everybody on higher ground that seemed to not even be far away!! They chose to risk their lives
instead of moving a few hundred yards in a different direction.
I dont care how old someone is, if your life is in imminent danger then adrenaline would MAKE you run faster then they were. It was as if they were
just carelessly avoiding the water, not realizing the true potential of such forces.
Also lastly, I am not one hundred percent, but it is very possible that what that lady was lugging was a WHEELCHAIR with someone in it and NOT her
belongings. Its hard to make out in the video, but if it is a wheelchair, then that is even more reason they should have left even earlier!
Its sad to see people die, but its even worse to see peoples ignorance and failure to act get other people killed, who should have never died in the
first place. I pray for all those who have passed in such a tragedy, but I cannot grasp the concept of waiting till the last minute for a disaster in
order to try to avoid it.
I wish I could do that. I have tried before, but I cannot even come close. Yet it seems to be quite a common occurrence lately, here on this site. How
do you do it? How can you watch a short video, and then know ALL OF THE FACTS, pertaining to each and every individual within that video, and
everything that they were doing up until the moment that the video started? It truly is a gift. You should use this gift to try to help others.
I will give you a chance to use this gift to help me. Help me to understand how you have reached these conclusions that ALL of these people, who were
not on top of this particular hill, were naive and ignorant.
Before I continue, and before you get angry and spit out a reply referring to me as naive and ignorant , think of it this way-
Even IF you are 99% correct with your statement, there is still a strong possibility that just one, JUST ONE, of these other people(aside from the one
that you do give credit to), had a legit unselfish reason for not being on top of this hill sooner. Then that ONE person, deserves the consideration
of not labeling them as naive and ignorant. It does not matter about everyone else, but that ONE person does not deserve to be belittled by your
statements. You should have enough respect for that ONE person, to not use these words pertaining to anybody within this video, because you actually
do not know exactly why any of them were not up there sooner.
You repeatedly claim that they CHOSE to not be up there sooner, but you do not know what factors were involved. For some reason you have reached the
conclusion that this was only one family, and insinuate that they were from one house. Were you there? How do you know where these people were at, or
how far they had ran before they came into the view of this video camera?
You say that you don't care how old they are and that adrenaline should make them faster. I have been in a situation before where I had to get away
quickly. Running through a wooded area and across a rather large field. Yes, the adrenaline was flowing, but that did not stop me from running out of
breath. After a few miles of running as fast as I possibly could, I could not continue without first falling to the ground and gasping for air, until
I got my breathing settled down. The instance that I am referring to, I was 19.
Your entire comment is about belittling each and every person within this video, based solely on your speculations. There are endless possibilities
and reasons that could have caused these people to not be as quick as the others.
Here is just one possible example- Grandma doesn't hear very well, and doesn't move around too fast. Daughter, who lives closer to this hill, got
the grandkids up to high ground as her first priority. She then went back to help grandma. You call her naive and ignorant.
That is just one possible scenario. I could go on and on with examples, but there is no need for that. The only true fact is that, unless you were
there, then you do not know exactly why any of these people were not able to make it up this hill sooner. As previously stated, even if you are
partially correct, the others that you are wrong about, do not deserve to be labelled by you as being naive and ignorant.