They have neither lived important lives, undergone genuine hardship nor struggled with life-and-death questions.
That would be understandable, given the fact that it is a life-and-death kind of situation.
In the new Europe, history and its interpretations have real life-and-death consequences.
Their life-and-death struggle was caught on tape, too.
Most of us wonder how we would respond if we were faced with a life-and-death decision of this kind.
He's an ex-military man and he knows about life-and-death situations.
We travel, then, in part just to shake up our complacencies by seeing all the moral and political urgencies, the life-and-death dilemmas we seldom have to face at home.
Worldviews do have life-and-death consequences.
But this may be an acceptable inconvenience, considering the life-and-death importance of a functional alarm.
Except for rare life-and-death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.