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Old 06-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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You usually think of intense situations as bringing out the best qualities in human beings; but I guess they can do the opposite too. Below is a story about a teacher who left his students behind during the recent earthquake in China, thankfully they all survived. The whole situation seems so pathetic and so sad that itís almost like it came out of some kind of dark comedy film. The things that struck me: he apparently has no remorse, and in the article they mention that he would leave his mother behind too given the chance. The things that still boggle my mind: if he ran for it why didnít he just take the kids with him, and what exactly is the point of speaking up about his cowardice? So what do you guys think about it, should he be condemned, despised, hated or just left alone, maybe even praised for his honesty; after all he was just preserving his life?

I think by my opening tone you all know where I stand on this, how about you?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...arthquake.html

China earthquake: Teacher admits leaving pupils behind as he fled Chinese earthquake   click to show 
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When you become a teacher, you also take on the obligation of guaranteeing the safety of your students. Period.

I'd like to think karma takes care of situations like these.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He is honest and should be commended for offering us a clear view into a life perspective that is shared but often hidden by a large number of our peers. He should be praised for his candor and then shot out of a cannon.

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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To be fair, I think that most people would run or cower if hit with such a massive quake. I'm not excusing the fact that he left kids behind, but instincts do tend to take over.. and we as humans are not exactly the most caring of animals when it comes to this aspect.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Instincts are instincts, but SOME peoples first instinct is to make sure the fucking kids are okay, y'know? The poor kids must have been terrified and confused. In the event that I have children, stories like this would make me want to homeschool. Seriously, why leave your children with someone for 8 hours a day if you don't think they would try to keep them safe were a disaster to occur?
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah.. I would protect my kids.. but some people just don't. That's the simple fact.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:57 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yeah.. I would protect my kids.. but some people just don't. That's the simple fact.
Fine by me, not everyone has a maternal/paternal proclivity to protect 'young'. What isn't fine by me, is that some of those people are teachers, and left to tend to 20 kids every day.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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There's no way to know what a person will do in any situation. You don't know if a teacher is going to end up preying on young kids to get their jollies or if they'll abandon the kids if a natural disaster occurs. Just like there's no way to know which fuckwad you let into a university will end up shooting 32 people. It's impossible to know. As I said earlier, I don't condone what he did, but people need to realize the simple fact that shit happens and there's no guarantee of protection.
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