I wonder if throwing stones a people helps us rehearse in our minds what we would do in that situation?
If its just negative criticism I agree with you. But if we can critically analyze what has happened and turn it into a learning
thing then I think it's well worth it.
One thing that's been mentioned is fear.
Talking about fear is a scary thing!
Weirdly enough there is one industry in all our countries that actually TEACH fear and what it does, and hopefully how to control it. but in their teaching they can never asses what incidents will provoke what fear response in what people.
What's the industry?
Officers are taught about it. It's better to acknowledge it and make it a science that to pretend people won't be scared out of their watts when someone is shooting at them.
In this case, and the Bounty sinking (maybe the converse of fear), we can learn more about how we deal with certain situations.
If we do get stuck in a bad storm and the boat is being knocked around badly, and we are injured how do we set ourselves up best to control our fear and perform to the best of our abilities.
In this case we can never know if their moment to push the red button was the "correct" moment. Of course, there never is the correct moment.
In the days before EPIRBs people used to jump into the liferaft
before they "needed" to... Don't step into a liferaft
till you need to step UP...
So there is a history
of psychology about people in fear of their lives.
What the army teaches is that no one really knows how they will react until the situation is life threatening. The army would love to know which offices will walk towards an enemy and which will deploy left or right. But they will not know till real bullets are fired.
Further, who is to say what's right? Fight or evade?
So lets use this situation and the Bounty to rehearse in our minds what we would do.
My things are: don't go out in developing bad weather
, sail in the correct season, and find a comfortable secure cocoon in the boat where padded and warm I won't be injured while the boat is tossed about.