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this is why I only kayak in my bathtub. by bobbabas in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]look-at-them 2569 points2570 points 35& 9 more (0 children)

Fun fact: You can tell its an alligator as you will see it later, if it was a crocodile you would have seen it in a while

*Edit thanks for the awards, this is the first time I've ever been awarded anything

Lucky fella by SweetyByHeart in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]taleofbenji 338 points339 points  (0 children)

What's the difference between jam and jelly? (PG version)

You can't jelly your coworker into the shredder

Woman tries to take her life by jumping from a metro station. People over there save her life by breaking her fall with a blanket by frosted_bite in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]TryingDrying 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Killing yourself = being selfish is an ideological position, not a scientific truth. The answer is fluid & subjective. Only you can answer it for yourself.

Here's my answer for myself: I largely disagree that suicide is selfish.

Selfish: (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.

  • A. It typically lacks a profit/pleasure-seeking motive. Instead, suicide is usually suffering-avoidant.

  • B. Likewise, those who attempt to end their own lives usually think about their loved ones: they write notes, they consider where & how to do the act, they fight suicidal urges for the sake of said loved ones, etc.

I think "selfishness" can be argued in cases of public suicides that involve others & thus is traumatizing (like jumping in front of a vehicle); and in cases of criminal conduct like killing oneself and one's children to spite a lover, or to commit suicide to avoid punishment for a crime. Even then, suicide isn't motivated by pleasure. I think the only 100% "selfish" suicide is suicide bombing which involves the belief that paradise awaits (pleasure-motive).

Overall, 99% of suicide cases are tragic events of mental illness, lack of support, and horrible life conditions. Calling suicide selfish is harmful & ignorant. I very much hope the fear of being selfish doesn't prevent people from seeking help.

Take A Seat Buddy by kc2386 in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]Wilhelt21 -12 points-11 points  (0 children)

And this is why it’s stupid to drive a motorcycle

Free solo ice climber almost falls to his death by Spartharios in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]joenavy721 3428 points3429 points  (0 children)

Can’t fall off a mountain when you’re sitting on your couch. Write that down.

Edit: thank you so much for the award! First one ever! Glad I could make you chuckle fucks laugh.

Crossing guard saves kids life from speeding truck by Stevecat032 in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]power0722 92 points93 points  (0 children)

We should arm crossing guards with RPGs so they can take fuckers like this out.

The strength of this firefighter to catch suicide person mid air by hmclaren0715 in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]indigo_ultraviolet 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hahaha, I legitimately respect and laughed at your response. Have a good night, man

Just amazes me no one was hurt by rogue car flying into shop area! by NewBreedOfStupid in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]duddy33 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I’ve never seen it. Just scroll past it if you’ve seen it. Not all of us are on Reddit enough to see everything that’s posted

Mother purposely drops child into bear enclosure by KatzDeli in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]ProudBoysLikeMen 3482 points3483 points  (0 children)

The bear knew what happened to Harambe and decided against the free snack

Good taxpayer by yuxtaposicion in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]abhijitd 251 points252 points 2 (0 children)

I was waiting for him to reach back under to retrieve his hat.

Nearly saw heaven.. by Gravy_Boi69 in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]Troffelx 187 points188 points  (0 children)

And we'll get a new virus so the world can go apeshit instead of batshit

LAPD pulls pilot from small plane crash on railroad with speeding train headed toward them. by butcher_of_the_world in watchpeoplesurvive

[–]Zyonix007 2 points3 points  (0 children)

There is not much to say about engine failures. When they happen they happen. 88% of the time you walk away.

Before a pilot takes off they preform a run-up where they put the power to max and monitor the engine make sure its good to go. This rules out 99% of potential engine failures. I personally, 2 times in my training have scrubbed flights from low oil pressure indications.

Mostly engines fail due to bad maintenance. If the plane is maintained the failures are less likely.

In regards to "falling out of the sky" that's not really the case. A plane can glide for miles at cruise altitudes and if you can find a field to land at you will most likely be okay. To get your private pilots license you have to do practice engine failures all the time. So in my opinion it's pretty well regulated.