Shipwrecked…write, every day of your life 23/365

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Well today’s topic for write, every day of your life is quite interesting…or bizarre…I’m not sure which I’m leaning towards just yet.

It’s about the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley, which I had never even heard of prior to doing this post.

Basically there’s a boat out to sea, it’s about to go under, the crew are stuck out to sea, they’re starving and Tom Dudley, the captain, make the decision to do survival cannibalism, by taking the life of the youngest, most inexperienced on board who they think is in a coma anyway.

So the topic says…Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done?

What would I have done???  Not gone on the boat to start with.  I’m sorry, but there is no way, no hope, no how you would get me on a small boat that’s on a journey of 24,000km (15,000 miles).  Seriously you would have to be mad to do that.

As a result I wouldn’t have to make that decision.

If I was in a position where this came up I would definitely not want to be making the decision.  In moments like these I think I would be more than happy to sit back and starve a bit more…I’m sure my body would enjoy the weight loss to some extent.

The whole thing just seems so unbelievable when you read it though…rather thought-provoking.

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