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Put Your Own Mask On First

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When you fly, the flight attendants have to do the little safety ditty before takeoff. Part of the routine covers the oxygen mask, which will drop down “in the unlikely event of a loss of cabin pressure.” The attendants point out that you should put your own mask on first before helping others. Otherwise, you risk having two people incapacitated.

These are words to live by, and not just during in-flight emergencies. In everyday life, you should also “put your own mask on first.” Help yourself and then look around for other people to help. If everyone did that, radiating out from themselves in concentric circles, we would have much less need for the Great Crusade.


Written by srojak

November 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

Posted in Ethics

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