Place the Mask on Yourself Before Assisting Others

November 8, 2010

Filed under: Planning — Luis A. Martinez @

If you travel by air, you’ve heard this safety message before take-off. They say: “In the event of a loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will automatically appear from the overhead bins. Place a mask over your nose and mouth and breathe normally. If you have young children with you, place the mask on yourself before assisting them.”

How could we ever save ourselves before saving our children? Aren’t we supposed to take care of our children above all else?I think we live in a nation of altruists. Maybe I’m lucky in that I meet so many nice people. This is especially true of single Moms. (more…)

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