Humans in Crisis

Movies lie.

In my nearly two-score years on this earth, every time I’ve witnessed a tornado, flood, hurricane, fire, or other calamity, I have been brought to tears by the instant compassion and heroism of humans.

In movies, it’s a free for all. People trample their fellow man and let them die. In reality, people rise, rally, and rescue total strangers.

I knew a guy when I was a kid who bought a truck with a snow plow and winch so he could go out and clear driveways and pull people from ditches in snowstorms. He loved it. He’d risk his safety to find and help strangers. This was not his job and he got no attention for it.

In my experience, this has been this rule more than the exception in times of disaster and crisis.

Humans have heroism in them. All of us.

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Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an awesome startup apprenticeship program. He is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. He’s written some books, done some podcasting, and is always experimenting with self-directed living and learning. When he’s not with his wife and kids or building his company, he can be found smoking cigars, playing guitars, singing, reading, writing, getting angry watching sports teams from his home state of Michigan, or enjoying the beach.

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