Is it true that acting quickly and instinctively is the best response to a crisis? Or are there times when an urgent situation requires a more careful consideration and a slower response? Hmm, well I think that both are important, because, in SAR situations, you can’t just rush into it, because then you will have no idea where you are going and what is happening. But in some situations, it is important to have your wits about so that nothing bad will happen.
For example, if someone is just about to punch you, you should always act quickly and put an end to it. Or if someone is stealing something, you should always be quick about it. You also have to act quick if something in your house catches fire, or if you start spreading fire. Another scenario where you would have to act fast is if someone just hurt themselves badly and needs your attention.
Some examples of needing to consider are if you are out hiking and get lost. Then, you have to pick up your thoughts, slow down, and do the STOP acronym. It is very important that when you get lost, you stay focused and don’t panic. Many people have died in the wilderness because they panicked when they were a few miles away from civilization.
I believe that sometimes it is important to act quickly and instinctively, but at other times situations require some thought and consideration. For sometimes if you act too quickly or slowly you will get into deep trouble.