In this essay I will be answering the question: Is It True That Acting Quickly and Instinctively Is The Best Response In A Crisis? Or Are There Times When An Urgent Situation Requires Careful Consideration and a Slower Response?
My personal opinion and answer to this question was that it truly depends on the situation, some situations need a fast reaction and others slower ones. But no matter what, remember that even though you are going through a bad time remember that staying strong and calm is the best way to get through the situation.
In a crisis or emergency anything could happen which makes it difficult to guess how you would react in a crisis.
A crisis could be anything either a terrible natural disaster happened or a war breaks out in your area, but sometimes a crisis could be a family crisis, say if a family member dies suddenly and their children are left orphaned or one of your siblings ran away from home, so truly a crisis could be anything, which means your response to the crisis could be anything.
Here are two examples of acting quickly in a crisis and carefully considering the situation and having a slower response. Say if a huge Earthquake happened in your area, you would have to think quickly or use your gut instinct to decide what is best, to figure out a way to get out of the area quickly. In a situation like this a fast response is better.
But say if you were a parent and your child suddenly gets into a coma and your child is on life support, but their brain is dead. And you are told that you have to make the decision to pull a plug(this is a horrible situation, and I pray that is never happens to anyone), a slower response would better in a situation like this, because you have to consider the well being of your child and what is less selfish; keeping your child on life support, who will never be truly alive again, or pull the plug so your child can go on in peace.
Personally I believe that both responses are good in different situations. You have to respond differently in a different type of crisis, so you can act well and make the right decision.
I went through a nuclear disaster when I was younger, in Japan, and I remember my parents acting very quickly to make sure our family was safe and out of Japan as quickly as possible, and they were successful, my family was out of Japan two days after the disaster happened. So it truly depends on the situation you are in, or what your options are.
Going through a crisis of any form is a horrible situation to be in and I pray it never happens to anyone. In this essay I wrote about my opinion on the question: Is It True That Acting Quickly and Instinctively Is The Best Response In A Crisis? Or Are There Times When An Urgent Situation Requires Careful Consideration and a Slower Response?