Sunday, June 25, 2006

Where's Your Moral Compass?

Anyone see Sunday night's Dateline? This story was also in the news about 2 weeks ago.

SIX different parties of climbers left another climber to die because if they stopped to help him, they would have to go back down Mt. Killamanjaro with him instead of climbing to the summit. This was after his own climbing party declared him dead due to severe altitude sickness, abandoned him, and went on to climb the summit. Rather than help this man, a fellow human being, they just left him sitting in the snow with no tent, food or supplies. Then six different groups passed him and didn't stop to help, because God forbid they don't reach the precious summit.

Then, miraculously, another climber came upon the near dead man and did stop, and did help. And they both made it alive down the mountain.

How does this happen? How can people be so selfish that they would rather let a person die than not make it to the top of a stupid mountain?? I truly cannot comprehend this. If anyone out there can, let's hear it.


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6/27/2006 5:27 AM  

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