Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Before I go anywhere …

Comment on Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die? by Baffled.

Whatever happened to personal responsibility?
Before I go anywhere I educate myself about the facilities and possible dangers, I don’t just assume something.
If I’m about to spend many thousands of dollars on a holiday into a remote part of a foreign country you can be sure every little thing will be researched and planned.
It’s a tragedy that these people passed away, certainly, but the most tragic thing is, it was completely preventable and entirely their own fault.
Now their friends, family and the volunteers and professionals who are left behind have to carry the burden of the decision made by these two people.
I know I sound cruel and heartless, but I’m sick of seeing people put themselves and others in harms way because they don’t think.
It’s exactly the same when people who can’t swim decide to go to the beach / river / lake and cool off. They don’t consider their own limitations and lives are often lost because of it.

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