Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
To be honest I am quite happy for dumbshits to experiance the full consequences of being dumbshits
. Certainly I have no problem with resources being spent on them being rescued, but same as for me I would not expect someone else (professional or amateur) to take life threatening risks to themselves to save anyone. For professionals IMO they do
have to accept (as simply a part of the job) that their will always be risk, but that should be perfectly manageable, either by being willing not to take dumbshit risks themselves or simply by getting another job.
so, by your definition/statement, cops, coasti guard, firemen, arent really heroes!
they are trained and equipped for the tasks they under take...
true heroes are those that take an unacceptable risk without training or proper preparedness to do something for someone else's benefit... without wanting or receiving any compensation...