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Religions 2013, 4(2), 186-189; doi:10.3390/rel4020186

Crashing, Chaos, Culture and Connection

Smith College School for Social Work, Lilly Hall, Northampton, MA 01063, USA
Received: 21 January 2013 / Revised: 20 March 2013 / Accepted: 21 March 2013 / Published: 25 March 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Writers and Critics on Loss, Love, and the Supernatural)
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This essay considers the experience of a seasoned disaster responder who encountered a personal disaster while traveling in Thailand. The resulting injury and helplessness led to new insights about mortality, vulnerability, culture and the significance of social trust—echoing lessons gained from professional experiences, but giving them new meaning and resonance.
Keywords: disaster; social trust; altruism; mortality disaster; social trust; altruism; mortality
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