Originally Posted by rocking_devil
I guess it does...but it's just a question of courage. What I really want to find out is what I would do in the situation. You hear stories about these people...the band playing on as the ship was sinking, the words and actions of so many others and you know these people have gained immortality through their actions.
So what would I do? Imagine knowing what is going to happen and not being able to prevent it. Would I have the courage to gain eternal rememberance in exhange of my life or would I choose to try and save myself and risk dying in any case ("If you remember, it was "women and children first") ? Of course, the unselfish deed that I did would not be unselfish since I would already know that I was doing it in exchange of eventual fame but the others wouldn't know that would they?
The other moment I would go to just for the beauty and emotions tied to it. Have any of you heard the song "The Girl from Ipanema". It was written by 2 struggling musicians looking for ideas and they used to sit in this cafe every morning and watch this beautiful girl pass by and that would inspire them to write their music. They called the song that in honour of her. The song went on to perhaps one of the biggest Bossa Nova hits ever and it gave the girl immortality more than it did to the singers.