The captain is not the last person to go down with the ship.
We know this from forensic evidence of vessels that have sunk.
In fact, the captain is among the first to abandon ship preceded only by the crew.
Unlike passengers the crew is trained on how to survive at sea.
Yes, the women were left to save themselves only followed by – believe it or not – the children.
This does not mean that everyone jumps overboard. There are occasional tales of heroic and selfless actions that have saved others at the expense of their own lives.
No matter how much you trust others whether earned or imagined, always be prepared in life to depend on yourself.
Not the person who promises a promotion.
Or the friend who insists they will be there for you no matter what.
If you’re that fortunate, be grateful.
Otherwise prepare every day by learning to count on the most dependable person you know – you.
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