Harish Daniel in Storytelling, beBee in English Admin & Finance Executive • Apt Resources Group of Companies Mar 18, 2017 · 1 min read · +800

Purpose of Life is to Help others.....

Purpose of Life is to Help others.....

There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk.

One of them was known as the Sampson. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic. They saw white flares signaling danger but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally didn't want to be caught. They turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic.

This ship represents those of us who are so busy in our own sinful lives that we can't recognize when someone else is in need.

The next ship was the Californian. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields. The captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren't favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening.

This ship represents those of us who say I can't do anything now. The conditions aren't right so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out.

The last ship was the Carpathia. This ship was actually headed in a southern direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down prayed to God for direction. He then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic.

Obstacles and reasons to avoid responsibility will always be there. But those who accept it always find a place in the heart and remembered by the world for good they do.

I really wish that we all could be the Carpathians in life, unlike the Sampson's and Californians... This world could be a more beautiful place to live in.

Thanks for reading.

Milos Djukic Mar 19, 2017 · #7

#5 Very true @Phil Friedman!

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debasish majumder Mar 18, 2017 · #6

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Phil Friedman Mar 18, 2017 · #5

The Masters of two of the ships ignored an inviolable "law" of seafaring, which requires one to render aid to those in distress. In life too many convince themselves that they cannot do enough to make a difference, and so do nothing. Which is an excuse. For although we often cannot do very much, whatever we do is always more than just nothing. And so is always worth the effort. Good for you for reminding us. Cheers!

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Harish Daniel Mar 18, 2017 · #4

Thanks for your valuable comments @Harvey Lloyd

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Harvey Lloyd Mar 18, 2017 · #3

"...can't recognize..." I have always "assumed" that is you can see the fire you would act accordingly. This assumption is coming into its typical downfall as many assumptions do. Your post very adequately describes its fallacy.

Great insights for life and where we have ventured these days.

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Harish Daniel Mar 18, 2017 · #2

Many thanks for your comment and your time @Joyce Bowen

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Such a beautiful buzz. Thanks for sharing.

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