Lessons learned while your plane crashes

It’s been more than two years since Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River and passenger Ric Elias is telling his side of the story for the first time. This new TED video doesn’t go into the usual description of that day, but rather describes the kind of things one learns in the moments before the end seems near.

“The only thing that mattered in my life, was being a good dad,” he said. It’s a comment that links back directly, it seems, to this morning’s 5×8 item on the Texas Rangers pitcher who is being criticized for skipping a start to be with his wife at the birth of their child.

  • G Man

    “skipping a start to be with his wife at the birth of their child”?!?

    You gotta be kidding me?!? That happens like once a week…no, once a year…no, that’s only happens once in a lifetime for him and his new born child. It’s like DUH he made the right call.