Lessons in life we can learn from Titanic

Meron akong pinag-iisipan na ipost sa blog ko bago magpasukan uli­—1. Tungkol sa Easter at 2. Tungkol sa Titanic. Since madami na akong nababasa sa facebook at twitter tungkol sa Easter nagwagi ang Titanic. Alam niyo naman na hindi ako mainstream . . .

Charot!

100 years nang nakakalipas noong April 14, 1912 lumubog ang Titanic dahil bamangga ito sa isang floating iceberg. Bakit ito lumubog at paano panoorin ninyo nalang ang Titanic special ng Nat Geo. Pramis madami kang namatututunan.

Para sa akin ito ang take home ko sa mga napanood kong Titanic Docu:

1)   Huwag kang mayabang

Binansagan ang Titanic na Unsinkable Ship. Sa laki nito sabi nila kahit daw si God hindi kayang patumbahin ang Titanic. Sa sobrang angas ng mga hunghang na Engineer naglagay lang sila ng 20 life boat na makakasakay lang ng 65 na passengers each. Kalahati lang ng dami ng pasahero na pwede nilang ilagay. 700+ passengers lang ang naligtas nung lumubog ang Titanic.

Nung araw na lumubog ito lumabas kagad ito sa press. Ang headline “Titanic—The unsikable ship sank”  pati kahihiyan nila hindi nila naligtas.

Madaming dahilan ang nadiskubre kung bakit lumubog ang Titanic pero ito ang mga nahagilap ko:

  • The ship’s sailing had been postponed for three weeks. Had she sailed any other time, the iceberg would not have been there.
  • If the ship had traveled one mile per hour faster or slower, the iceberg would have been in a different position.
  • The iceberg was “blue,” the most difficult kind to see.
  • The night was moonless—no light to show the iceberg.
  • The night was windless. Wind would have made waves to splash on the iceberg making it more visible.
  • Men in the crow’s nest had no lookout glasses. They were on the ship, but had been misplaced.
  • Even so, the crew saw the iceberg in time to begin turning. If the crew had seen the iceberg 10 seconds sooner, the ship would have missed it.
  • If the crew had seen the iceberg ten seconds later, they would have hit it head on, causing damage which would not have sunk the ship. The ship sank because it grazed the berg, slicing open a long section of its side.

Source here

Rose: They said this ship is unsinkable. Jack: I bet they also said you can fly.

Madaming beses na sa kasaysayan ng tao na sinubukan natin si God. Madaming beses na rin na pinatunayan ni God na hindi natin siya mahihigitan. Sana matuto na tayo.

2)   Matutong makinig sa warnings

May mga ship na malapit sa Titanic bago ito lumubog—The Californian ship gave signals na meron floating icebergs pero hindi ito pinansin ng Titanic. Madaming thoeries kung bakit hindi ito sinabi sa captain, or bakit hindi nila binagalan ang Titanic.  Pero ang pinakaerror dito, hindi nila sinunod yung napakinggan nila—hindi sila bumagal. Hindi sila lumiko.

God is merciful and he communicates with us. Bibigyan niya tayo ng warnings bago pa tayo mapahamak. Pero nasa sa atin na yun kung makikinig tayo sa Kanya o hindi.

Tinanong ako ng nanay ko kagabi kung gagawin daw ba uli ang Titanic sasakay ba ako o hindi? At ang aking sagot, “Siyempre hindi!”

Kayo, mabigyan ng pagkakataon, sasakay ba kayo o hindi?

 
Tuzki Bunny Emoticon  current mood: Kulong sa kwartong mainit

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