After watching the video about Todd Beamer and his story I feel deep gratitude towards him and his actions that he took for all of the lives on the plane and his country. Todd was one of the passengers on a high jacked plane of 9/11. He made a 911 phone call while the plane was in the middle of being high jacked, and together with a group of other passengers they fought against them and tried to take back over the plane. Even though it did end up crashing and killing everyone on flight, it left people with a sense of gratitude and admiration. It takes such bravery and heroism to act out the way he did and feel that sense of protection towards everyone on the plane. No one had pointed to Todd, to make him the leader and do the things he did that day, he just felt it as his job to do the right thing and try to make a difference and save lives. Even though everyone on the plane had died, the responsibilities and actions that took place that day from Todd and everyone helping will never be forgotten. It reflected on the type of person he was, willing to do the right thing, no matter what it took. Todd Beamer will go down in history as a hero. You can relate this to the quote “Fight or Flight”. There are two types of people in the world, the ones that run away at scary and difficult situations and don’t try to fight to make things better, and then there are the other people who just have that instinct in them to take a stand and do what they think is right and fight for that. Todd was one of those types of people. He did not do what he did, to earn a medal or trophy out of it, he just did it because he knew it was the right thing to do. He could not just sit there and let other people decide his own fate. He was going to die in his own hands, not in the hands of highjackers. As for the highjackers, they decided there own fates a long time ago. When they decided to let the negative thoughts provoke and manipulate them for power, they had already died themselves. They have killed any sane thought left in them and are instead taken over by this rash decision that killing will somehow bring them to what they want.Todd Beamer shows a fight to save lives, while the highjackers show a fight to end lives. These are two completely different mind sets and way of going at things. My feelings after watching the video about Todd are pure sadness and also gratitude. To know that there are people out there that are still capable of great things, no matter what is amazing. Todd knew that he was not going to make it off of the plane, but to take a stand for everyone and fight back against the highjackers and do what he knew was the right thing to do, and bring justice to not only himself, but everyone on the plane as well as justice to his country, is so noble and brave. I’m sure that Todd and everyone else on the plane were in pure terror and scared out of there minds, and the fact that they put all of that aside and threw together such courage and self sacrifice is amazing.
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