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Alive Sometimes when human beings do something that they believe is wrong they rationalize that is they invent reasons that support their decisions The survivors rationalize and convince themselves that it was right to eat the flesh of the dead passengers The following are examples of convincing reasons to support their decisions There were conflicts among the men about their food problem should they cross the line between man and beast and become cannibals to survive or should they die as civilized men All they had to eat after the crash was a lick of jam some chocolate and barely half a cup of wine for each meal Their reason for eating the bodies was basically to survive the harsh cold of the Andes Mountains One of the main reasons why the survivors wanted to eat the flesh was because the bodies had proteins Proteins help their bodies to function properly so they wouldnt freeze at night because their bodies would have the strength to produce the heat that would keep them warm The survivors eventually got used to eating the flesh because that was practically all that they had to eat There were only two precautions in which the survivors had to be careful while eating the flesh The first precaution was not to eat the flesh after leaving it exposed to the sun for a long time The reason for this is because the meat may be rotten and become dangerous to eat The second precaution that they should not do before eating the flesh shouldnt be cooked The reason for this is because all of the proteins would be lost and the survivors would get nothing out of the meat that they would need So it would be better to eat the flesh raw straight from their bodies while they still have their proteins alive in their bodies One conflict was that the survivors didnt want to eat the
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