Thursday, 14 October 2010

Perception is so important

It's great news for the Chilean miners. At the time of writing 15 miners have been rescued and I presume the good news will continue. One person did tell me that they could not be enclosed in the capsule that is returning them to ground level. My reply was that their work involved being in enclosed spaces so it should not be an ordeal for them.

Some people have hobbies like potholing. They may not like the term "extreme sport" but this pastime is dangerous and you do hear that cavers die. So danger is not just quantifiable, it is also how it is perceived.

The miners may have suffered terrible deprivation and hardship, but their perception of their situation must have helped them tremedously. We can relate this perception to any situation and suddenly tuition fees don't sound so bad.

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