by GliderPoss » Jun 17, 2014 I realise this may be an unpopular post but it's more about the moral of the story ok? I was listening to the news on the radio on my way home last night when I heard an extraordinary story about how a group of asylum seekers is now suing the Australian goverment for money compensation. Essentially last year a group travelled illegally by boat to Christmas Island. There was bad weather and the boat was not safe or sea-worthy. It was dashed against a reef near the island whilst trying to land. Sadly many people lost their lives despite desperate efforts by locals to rescue them, even risking their own lives in the process. Whilst I appreciate they were probably fleeing their country for a particular reason (war, famine, economic reasons etc) they still chose of their own free will to make a dangerous ILLEGAL trip here in a crappy leaky boat with an unqualified "captain" with no lifeboats/life vests etc. The worst case senario happened and people died UNNECESSARILY. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-...ue-over-2010-christmas-island-tragedy/5528270 http://www.news.com.au/national/abb...christmas-island/story-fncynjr2-1226956541457 This lack of personal responsibility seems to extend in many other areas of life as well - I constantly hear of stories of people blaming/suing for whatever when clearly the fault/issue was their own. A woman recently died of an illegal drug overdose whilst in jail - she chose to illegally gain hard drugs and take them of her own free will yet somehow this is the government's fault? Do people just see dollar signs in this situation? I fail to see if YOU choose to something ILLEGAL and it goes wrong - how is it someone elses fault? Tell me why I should pay you for this terrible failure in judgement? Am I the only who feels that an ever increasing litigous society is responsible for people taking LESS personal responsibility than ever?