So Wesley Autrey, or the Subway Superman, as he was later dubbed, jumps into the gutter of a subway after a man who had some sort of health condition, epilepsy if my memory serves me correctly, falls onto the rails of an oncoming train, to save him. He succeeded. While that was an incredibly heroic act, one of the elements in that story that perhaps makes it still so memorable to me was that split second decision when Autrey battled with himself on what to do. He said at first he thought, "oh no, someone's gotta save this man" and no second sooner, he was telling himself, "that's you, stupid. You’ve gotta save him."
Ellen DeGeneres found it funny he mentally referred to himself as "stupid." Now, I'm no Subway Superman but I'm in the kitchen, trying to dish my meal, and
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