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Old 04-02-2019, 06:17   #1
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How 1 Man Survived Being Lost 438 Days at Sea

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Re: How 1 Man Survived Being Lost 438 Days at Sea

Accounts like this make you realize how much the tenacity to live varies from person to person. I wonder if the "insanity" and suicidal ideations that come over some when faced with such harsh and prolonged survival realities is a manifestation of "giving up."
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Re: How 1 Man Survived Being Lost 438 Days at Sea

438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea ~ By Jonathan Franklin
https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook...SAAEgKruPD_BwE

see alsoMan Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'
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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea ~ By Jonathan Franklin
https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook...SAAEgKruPD_BwE

see alsoMan Washes up in Marshall Islands 'After 16 Months Adrift'


+1 A very good read.
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Accounts like this make you realize how much the tenacity to live varies from person to person. I wonder if the "insanity" and suicidal ideations that come over some when faced with such harsh and prolonged survival realities is a manifestation of "giving up."
Its the Stockdale Syndrome:
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When Collins asked who didn't make it out of Vietnam[Hanoi Hilton Prison], Stockdale replied:

Oh, that's easy, the optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, 'We're going to be out by Christmas.' And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they'd say, 'We're going to be out by Easter.' And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart.[21]

Stockdale then added:

This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.[21]
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Stockdale
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Thanks Paul. I went to read the link...All I can say is, wow. I added the last paragraph of your post to my “quote file”. I
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Damn but there's some well liked and long gone folks in that thread.. Good old days..
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