You all watched Titanic (1997). One of the highest-grossing movies of all time. But have you learned something from the history’s most devastating maritime disaster?
I have. Well, at least I know there are some important life lessons from the sinking royal mail ship. Not just a story about a woman who fell in love with a stranger.
I read Lifeboat No. 8 by Elizabeth Kaye at the end of December last year. It’s an untold story about the survivors in the lifeboat no. 8 (obviously). I dreamt about a ship last night and when I got up this morning, I know that I should write about ship. A sinking ship. And the lesson learned.
With no further researches, I know that I could only write under 500 words. So I’ll try my best to elaborate. Here are three important life lessons from the RMS Titanic disaster:
Double check every information you’ve got and be aware of the situation. Verify and validate. Overconfidence can lead to mistakes. If you already fail at something, investigate what went wrong. Learn. Do better.
No One Gonna Save You – Except Yourself
Legend has it that Captain Smith’s last words were, “Well, boys, you’ve done your duty and done it well. I ask no more of you. I release you. You know the rule of the sea. It’s every man for himself now, and God bless you.”
Strong leadership is important in the face of adversity. You are the leader of your body and soul. Act. Instead of blaming others or writing a sad statuses in your social media, solve your own problems. Every man for himself.
Understanding The Procedure
Know your environment. Start networking. List down the skills you need and start ‘collecting’ them. Calculate the risks. Is it worth taking? Is it worth leaving? It would be better if you have a proactive plan to deal with (your kind of) disaster. If you don’t have a life-jacket, start looking for one.
Adam Young, my all-time favorite musician, has crafted a special album to recall the RMS Titanic tragedy.
Feel the frigid atmosphere surround you.