Comment: Just suggesting...

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Just suggesting...

...that if the intent is to impose certain death on the non-fighting option, that should be made clear in the hypothetical. There's a vast difference between invoking Lord of the Rings eagle rescues and a person who thinks they might be able to survive swimming periodically while holding the raft. The attempt to graciously do so would be a normal reaction in the situation for many. To be sure, for many, the wild beast in them would instead come out in an instant.

I can't know for sure how I'd react in that instance; but I hope that I would be the bigger person and let the other live, or die trying to. Death is just a door...