I’m utterly astounded by the idiocy of some human beings.

Case in point: Hurricane Irma.

The hurricane devastated the Gulf Coast and those people who were displaced want to rebuild in the same place.

Herein lies the idiocy. Why rebuild in the same place or same state even when it’s highly likely that it will happen again? And not once do they even consider leaving. I can’t understand the mentality of people who time after time put themselves in danger.

It’s not that I have no empathy for these people and what they’re going through and everything they’ve lost because I do. And I know if I had to go through everything they have, I could only hope that I would be as strong and resilient as all the Gulf Coast evacuees.

I do know though that I would not even think of rebuilding in the same area.

Jill Bausch

Crescent City