You said you probably
would have joined in the chant "Jump Bitch Jump!" (Evidently you're not the only one!) You didn't say you would have.
You also asked if that would have been wrong for you to do. Maybe you were venting, trying to figure yourself out, whatever.
At any rate, I have to say this:
The way I felt yesterday during my panic attack on the road with all the crazy drivers in the pouring rain...
...if I had somehow discovered that the cause of all that was some woman acting like she was going to jump off a bridge...
...then I think at that moment I would have been at the least sorely tempted to yell "Jump Bitch Jump!"
I'm not proud of that but I'm being honest.
And I certainly understand Nathan's feelings about this.
I confess at times I get very frustrated with people that play drama queen and make a big deal out of problems that not only don't seem that big to me but wouldn't to most people in the normal scheme of things. Stuff like my new Corvette got scratched or the IRS ripped me off or I have a flu
or the girl I've been dating for two weeks who is about my 50th girlfriend broke up with me or I didn't get that raise or whatever.
I'm not saying these things aren't important to that hypothetical person.
I'm simply saying that when I look at my experience & the experiences of men like us here & others who have gone thru such traumas often series of them, with all the attendant symptoms & dysfunctions, their problems, especially if that's the worst of them, don't seem like much to whine about much less kill yourself over. If that's what this hypothetical person actually has any intention of doing.
Now I have no clue what the problems were for the woman on that bridge. She may have had deep problems & been genuinely suicidal, and I hope I would have been sympathetic had I been there.
As some have said here who knows what we would do in a situation like that especially if we've never been in one before. Or even if we have. I haven't thank God.
I would like to think that in whatever condition I was in if this happened I would do what I think I would do at my best:
See if there was any way I could help, make phone calls or something, just pray & stay out of the way, whatever.
As Dave says that's part of what being a survivor,
and a thriver, is about.
OK I'm rambling.
Actually I'm finding this post very thot-provoking. And emotion-provoking as well.