Diana Bryant and Tiare Jones fall from the collapsing fire escape, Stanley Forman, July 22, 1975, photograph, Boston Herald, http://stanleyformanphotos.com/galleryfireescape.html.
We should look at this photograph because it shows two people falling from a fire escape who will probably die. This moment happened quickly and a photograph gives us a better opportunity to analyze this event. Both these individuals fell from the fifth floor. Although most logical human beings would agree that falling from the fifth floor of a building would most likely kill you, you will notice the woman trying to protect her head with her hands and the boy outstretching his arms as an attempt to grab on to anything to stop him from falling. This demonstrates how our natural response to moments of distress is to protect ourselves no matter how minimal our chance of survival is. We are not programed to give up, but we are programed to fight for any slim chance of our survival. It is not natural to give up when there is a chance of succeeding, and that is demonstrated in this picture.