"Do whatever is necessary (be determined; have the will and the skill). Survivors have meta-knowledge: They know their abilities and do not over-or underestimate them. They believe that anything is possibly and act accordingly. Play leads to invention, which leads to trying something that might have seemed impossible. … Survivors don’t expect or even hope to be rescued. They are coldly rational about using the world, obtaining what they need, doing what they have to do."Os sobreviventes não ficam à espera de serem encontrados, adaptam-se e, quase sempre, quando são encontrados, já não estavam, já não se sentiam perdidos:
- "Acharam-se a si próprios"
- "Qual deve ser o papel de uma associação patronal?"
- "Acerca das desvantagens"