If you were on the Titanic would you have survived?

United States
May 29, 2010 3:31pm CST
I am a fighter. I would like to say that I would have been one of the survivor but am not sure. In a situation like this I might have just prayed to GOD to take me to heaven and given up. What about you? What do you think you would have done?
11 responses
@leighm88 (97)
29 May 10
This situation would be even more terrifying for me as I cannot swim. It's something I've come to accept though and would always choose flying over travelling on a boat. I have been on boat trips, but small ones where there is enough life jackets, boats etc, and where you aren't too far from land. I would fight right to the very end. I don't think I could ever just sit there and accept that I was going to die in such a horrible way.
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• United States
29 May 10
I also can not swim. That's why I think I would have been so overwhelmed by the situation I would not have known what to do or how I was going to survive. I would probably have fought but I can't imagine what those people were thinking. It was probably so chaotic.
29 May 10
I know, it must have been truly horrifying, even to those who survived. I hope that I am never in any situation like that because I honestly feel that I wouldn't survive. I would try but I doubt it. I think even if you survived you would spend the rest of your life reliving it. Similar to the Jews in the Holocaust. Surely the human mind can only recover from so much.
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@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
If i was one of those people whom are aboard in the titanic that time i dont think i will be able to survive at all. Not that i dont have the skills to survive its just that i think there are alot of elderly and women and children that needs to be rescued first before me. I will try my best to save as many as i can before my body succumb to the cold water. At least if i die i will die meaningful and i will die trying to save others as well.
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• United States
5 Jun 10
You are very chivalrous! You would have gone straight to heaven. You sound like a very nice person! I hope in this life you receive many blessings because you deserve them.
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 May 10
Since I am a woman I would have had a better chance of being put on a boat. However, weather I would have actually made the effort to do so would have depended on my mood. If I was depressed I may not have even bothered to make the effort. Of course I'd have to consider social class too. Based on my current income, I would probably be second-class. Of course I can't be too sure on that eaither. I may have been bumped to third-class just based on what happened. People who baught second-class tickets on other ships were often offered third-class births for Titanic. If I was in the right mind set, I would probably have despite social standing.
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• United States
30 May 10
This is a very good point about social standing. However, who knows what our lives would have been like in those days. Maybe we could have married rich! Then we would have been the first ones on the lifeboats.
@lady1993 (20065)
• Philippines
30 May 10
I'm not a survivor- I can't even swim..so there's a big possibility of me dying..but who knows, maybe my survival instinct, adrenaline rush..or something would help me survive. But I would only have the will to live if my loved ones were still alive though..
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• United States
30 May 10
I agree...if I were alone in life then I would have been scared but would have been relieved to go with my family. I would not have the courage or energy to fight for survival.
29 Jul 10
I also don't give up easily on certain things or situation. I will make sure that I have exhausted all efforts before giving up. But with regards to the situation on Titanic, being in the cold for quite some time, I think my body would surrender first. But still I'll try to the very end. You really won't know if you don't try. :)
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• China
28 Jun 10
I am a college student , in a situation like that ,i will swim to a wood so that i can float on the cold water ,and i will not cold to die .
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
30 May 10
Being a fighter is a good thing. I think on titanic every body wanted to be alive. But few luckiest was able to live. It depends on the status of mine if i had been the same. Rest god knows. But i could have tried to be on boat after the people whom i love.
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@mrgpk63 (444)
• United States
18 Mar 11
That would be a tough Question to Answer as the Titanic s Crew didn't follow the Orders as many Life Boats weren't Full. It was Cold in the North Atlantic Ocean. But Thank God that will never Happen Again as Ships have enough Life Boats and Binoculars for the Crew Handy to Use. Ice and Weather Warnings are Clearly Viewed on Radar and the Weather is Known well ahead of Time. Ships avoid Real Bad Weather in most Cases. But they are Built Very Sturdy Today.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
13 Dec 10
i'm not sure, there were people stealing other's place to survive, i couldn't do that na if too many people have steal so i wouldn't for sure but i would definetly bring back the safety boats when people were screaming on the water, that movies show a ugly part of many human beings of carring about their lives and not going back to save, they could hear the screams and don't do nothing, that's unnacceptable
@lulu1220 (1010)
• United States
9 Aug 10
Since I am a woman I had a better chance of surviving then a man since they let women and children on the lifeboats first. Now what class I would have been in I am not sure. I am sure first class was given a priority.
• United States
8 Aug 10
I don't know if I would have. Hopefully I think I would panic so that would eliminate my chances a little = /