I have never been faced with the challenge of being a true hero before but I have speculated on how I might react to different situations based on the person being saved a complete stranger.
One thing I find funny is that no matter what the scenario the first thing that comes to my mind is "how would my dad expect me to deal with this". This seems to be the compass that guides me. That doesn't mean I would always go along with how I thought he would expect me to act but it does determine how I would feel about myself if I didn't act. I think my first condsideration is always whether or not I can change the outcome and if so what are my odds of doing this at what risk. Just thinking about a situation where I figure I have a 30% chance of saving someone and an equal chance of saving myself. With these odds I feel like I don't have a choice and If I chickened out I would live with horrible guilt. I have no idea how I would actually act if this came up. I hope it doesn't. Any thoughts on this?