It has been a crazy ski season this year due to the mountain not getting snow until very recently. Sadly, now that it has arrived we have been preoccupied with many other irons in the fire and have yet to ski together as a family. This has been a real bummer since we bought passes and assumed by now we would have skied enough to pay for them. I also think once we get into March it feels less and less like ski season for some reason. Maybe because the weather is warmer and we have never been big spring skiers. Guess that will need to change this year!
THE LOST FLIGHT 370
Like many of you, I have been more than curious to learn what happened to Flight 370. As a psychologist I think a lot about human motivation and behavior, and I have a theory that I know is not original, because after a quick search online I know others have came to the same conclusion. It is based on thinking through what we know so far and deducing probable endgames.
My belief is that one or both of the pilots were fanatics of the television show Lost and decided they would single-handedly recreate the drama in real life. Why do I think this? Here are my reasons:
- The plane deliberately cut communications and veered to a new course by an experienced pilot. Apparently, no other passengers on the plane have the knowledge or skill to do this except the pilots. This evidence rules out any random equipment malfunction.
- So far after meticulously analyzing the passenger manifest, no individual or group of folks have stood out as potential hijackers or terrorists. By now, if it were a hijacking, you would think we would have heard ransom demands. But again, authorities have not come up with any potential suspects on the plane thus far so this scenario seems unlikely.
- There is evidence the plane not only veered significantly from its flight plan, but also did so for hours. If this was a suicide mission than why keep the plane flying for so long? This scenario makes no sense.
- So through deductive reasoning, this leads us back to the motivation of the pilots and why they would take 239 people on a joy ride? If they are not hijackers, terrorists, or suicidal, then the most likely scenario is that one or both are fanatics of Lost and hope to crash the plane (with minimal damage) on some tropical island to reenact a fantasy.
I cannot even begin to imagine the fear and pain family members are enduring during this uncertain time. This post is not to make light of a very tragic situation, but to focus on hope. While others have more thoroughly detailed the Lost Series Scenario, unlike the show, I hope our modern search and rescue tools find all the passengers alive and well on a beach very soon.