Which is more cruel desert or sea

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Re: Which is more cruel desert or sea

Post by ritah » 18 Oct 2017, 04:58

I wouldn't like to get lost or stuck in any of them. But I think the desert is crueler.

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Post by BelindaC » 19 Oct 2017, 07:59

While I agree that the sea would give you a more merciful death, in terms of surviving, the sea is more cruel. At least in a desert you are on land, so you don't have to constantly try to keep your head above water. The sea may end you quicker, but the desert gives you more of a chance of actually surviving or getting help.
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Post by himynamestom » 19 Oct 2017, 09:53

Suzzete wrote:I think desert is more cruel...three hours in a hot sunny dry place will leave you dehydrated and tired but at the sea, there's water to cool you off plus I also agree it could be a slow painful death in a desert unlike when on sea
I have to agree with you, but I suppose it's really just about choosing the lesser of two evils.
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Post by Kat Berg » 20 Oct 2017, 14:59

Karen0823 wrote:I think the desert is crueler than the sea. At least the sea can take you quickly if you are tired of putting up a fight. In the desert, it would be a slow, painful death.
Yeah, I agree with this. It is a tough call, but I too would have to vote: the desert!

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Post by Ash and Stars » 21 Oct 2017, 10:02

I agree that the desert is worse than the sea. At the same time however the sea can be very unforgiving
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Post by Aubrey Cana Laine » 22 Oct 2017, 04:54

I'm wary of the sea because of sharks and the like, but I absolutely cannot stand the heat, so perhaps in my case, the desert is much crueler. At least in the sea, there are a few alternatives in order to stay alive. In the desert, there's not much to go by.

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Post by henna sonum rajpoot » 28 Oct 2017, 07:14

I think desert can give you more painful death. You being caught amidst any sand dune and standing in the face of death i cant imagine any death more horrible than this. But yes of course, sea is a predator which is a bit quicker in taking your life away.

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 28 Oct 2017, 08:11

In the sea, it must be assumed that you are on some craft. In the desert, to be even you have to be riding, a camel or a car. Any or both could be cruel or forgiving.
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Post by powergirl » 02 Nov 2017, 08:25

Sea is better than desert because in sea one can drink water from sea while in desert it would be difficult to find even a bit water and death is not far.
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Post by Butch Acuna » 14 Nov 2017, 01:46

The desert is more cruel because of extreme heat during the day and very low temperature at night. On the other hand if one is afloat in the sea, say in a boat with a broken engine of a raft you possibly catch fish for food. But both the desert and the sea are dangerous in the absence of potable water.

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Post by johappy » 14 Nov 2017, 23:35

I choose the ocean because even if you get burnt by the sun there's water to cool you down and make you a tad less miserable.

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Post by Paul78 » 15 Nov 2017, 11:12

It all depends on how one finds himself. If one faces a sandstorm in the desert and ends up being buried alive, wouldn't it be a faster death than a person who may be having to hold onto some rafters and is helplessly loosing grip and the constant fear of marauding sharks?
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Post by akeseh » 15 Nov 2017, 11:48

I prefer the desert to the sea. The sea can swallow a person faster and quicker than the desert. With the desert, there hope of survival.

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I prefer the desert to the sea. The sea can swallow a person faster and quicker than the desert. With the desert, there hope of survival.
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Post by k2rugman » 16 Nov 2017, 12:00

I grew up only an hour away from Death Valley, CA so I'm much more comfortable in a barren wasteland of desert than an endless sea. Sharks and deep water freak me out and I've walked miles in the desert before so I'll take the desert over the sea any day!

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Post by vaz222 » 18 Nov 2017, 17:20

What a tough question! I would have to say desert.
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