This is a hypothetical question for viewers of Poseidon and/or The Poseidon Adventure since they have the same basic setup, which you probably are aware of just from seeing the trailers for Poseidon:
Due to unexpected rough weather, the Poseidon ends up upside down. Many several guests gather in the ballroom and a figure of authority assures people that the ballroom is the safest place. Someone disagrees, and a small group sets out to look for a way off the ship.
You are standing in the ballroom, and hear both the reassurance and the objection. Are you going to stay in the ballroom or go with the people trying to find their way out?
I would have been ambivalent if I was on the original ship, but I would have gone if on the ship Poseidon because there’s a different objection:
In the new movie the person who decides most of the group is an architect who tells them that there’s no way that the ballroom will withstand the strain for the “several hours” the captain says it will take for rescue.
Sure, I’d probably end up drowning or having something else terrible happen - I’ve got a poor sense of direction so if I got separated from the group I’d be toast - but I’d of been swayed to make the attempt. My tendency to trust (what I perceive as) expertise over authority would have had me hurrying to follow the group out of the ballroom.
What would you have done?