I have been outside the house for the whole day yesterday and bumped into this video just now.
Christopher Lao, a UP Law student was a victim of uninformed flood along Mother Ignacia Ave. in Quezon City. He tried crossing the flood using his car without knowing the risks, and should i say, how deep the water was.
Was he really a victim here or was he just a plain stupid folk not really thinking?
I saw one facebook fanpage and that was really degrading on the part of this poor guy. I did not liked the page. (Why would I? I do not know the story behind that page)
Anyway, I tried searching for more information about this incident and found some news about it in GMANews plus this video posted in youtube.
In defense to Lao's misfortune, the Dean of UP Law said this in his facbook account. I quote,
The question now here is, who should be blamed?"You may be amused by the mistakes or misfortunes of others. But, this does not entitle you to degrade their entire character or make conclusions about their whole person. Christopher Lao does not deserve the treatment he is getting from others in facebook and twitter. And yes, he is from UP College of Law and we are still proud of him."
At first watching the video, I wanted to blame him for being so stupid by risking his life in front of national television. Why would someone cross the floods knowing that right in front of you there is one? No body should inform you that there is flood, you should have used common sense and tried re-routing. Also, was this the first time he passed by that street? Didn'tt he know that the part of the street was lower?
However, after watching it a few more times, I realized that the flood (basing on the video) didn't really looked that deep. Also, there were bystanders before the waters but they did not stop Lao's vehicle.
Should anyone blame someone for your own misfortunes? Or does pinpointing others make you the only person to blame? Remember, by pointing a finger on others, your other fingers are pointing back at you.
So with both understanding on this issue, what can you say about this?