The Titanic

When the Titanic sank the men generally stood aside and women and children were allowed to take the life rafts. the captain did not survive and went down with the ship. More recently, the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground and sank. the captain claims to have somehow stumbled and fell into a life raft and was one of the first to reach safety. Not to say he was lying, but let us assume for discussion that he was. What level of the hierarchy of needs might have he been acting from? The captain was in his early 50s. What generational cohort would he represent? How might you explain his choice?

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