Picture this if you will. 1.You’re on a vacation in Missouri and wish to take a ride on a Duck Boat. (an amphibious tour boat.) 2. The captain tells everyone that there is a storm brewing but it should be a safe trip and everyone should be back before the storm hits. 3. The captain tells everyone where the life jackets are but further tells them not to get one unless they are told to do so. 4. You’re out in the water and the storm does hit and the captain tells you to stay in your seat instead of instructing you to get a life jacket or assign someone to hand them out. Now the big question: Do you do what everyone else does and remain seated, or get a few life preservers and hand them out whilst strapping one on yourself? I imagine that question crossed everyone’s mind as the waves started getting larger and storm grew more fierce and also the question of why the trip wasn’t canceled at the very thought that there was going to be a storm. 17 people died and in my opinion, they died not only because of what the captain told them but I am sure each one watched what everyone else was doing and was afraid of what someone else might say, or think. It goes back to an old adage of making your own decisions: It’s better to make a decision, right or wrong rather than make no decision at all or have someone make it for you.