All hands on deck: How can we make more heroes? | The Globe and Mail

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The scramble to escape the sinking Costa Concordia cruise ship off the west coast of Italy will not go down in history as the finest example of human nobility and sacrifice. According to first-hand accounts, people fought over life jackets; men pushed their way ahead of children and the elderly; and others tried to launch the lifeboats before they were full... But don’t be so quick to judge: We all want to believe that we would act like crew member Manrico Giampedroni, 57, who continued his search for trapped passengers until, in the dark, he fell in the rising water and broke his leg...

Something clearly sets the quick-thinking, self-sacrificing Giampedronis apart. And might there be a hero recipe to create more of them?

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