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Words can hurt….but an 7.0 earthquake can hurt more

December 5, 2018

Just a quick observation after seeing the video below in an Alaskan newspaper and realizing how different some children and people are. Living now in Texas and listening to more national news it seems that people are more thin skinned than ever and their tolerance not only for others ‘freedom of speech’ but things and sayings we took for granted has been rubbed bare as witnessed by the crying and anger witnessed after Hillary was defeated by President Trump. This delicate ‘snowflake’ attitude is absorbed by their children and is evident when they now protest the most innocent of actions by other children in their pear group.

However witness first hand how a small classroom
of Alaskan school children deal with a major earthquake
and the end result is not fear, or crying but…….
whether they will get the rest of the day off.

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. December 6, 2018 5:58 am

    Alaskans are certainly tough. We have a summer home there, and when we learned of the quake we called our neighbor up there. He nonchalantly said, “Yeah I was a bad one. But I don’t think anything was hurt at your house. I’ll go look.” He did go down the street and checked all around. Then call me back to set my mind at ease. Awesome people! It’s built into their DNA to help each other with no fanfare.

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  2. Jon permalink
    December 7, 2018 8:37 pm

    Janeduquette’s comment reminded me of when my wife & I were up there for our honeymoon in ’01. We were in Seward just getting ready to leave to Homer when I noticed what appeared to be a large mushroom-shaped cloud from a volcanic explosion, but no one seemed to be concerned about it. Turns out there was a forest fire going on & the terrain forced up the smoke in such a way that that’s what it appeared to be from where we were. Felt foolish over that one! :)

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    • December 10, 2018 1:23 pm

      After 14 years living in the bush forest fires were another part of the summer season.
      One time had smoke jumpers camped out on the property
      because the fire was less than half a mile away.

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