Why do disasters always happen to those who cannot do much about it?

Today, I read the news about the earthquake in Haiti and a thought popped up in my mind: why is it that I rarely hear about disasters happening to countries like Britain, Japan, or anywhere capable of saving the situation? Why do disasters generally happen to countries like Haiti who cannot do much about the situation? It cannot just be coincidence. Therefore, I thought deeply into the question. I believe it is not that disasters happen more often in less developed countries that cannot deal with it as well as developed countries like the US. It is because more developed countries have more a complete safety system, facilities to evacuate and most importantly, safer buildings that are less vulnerable to natural disasters. Therefore, for example, if the same level of earthquake hits the US instead of Haiti this time, the destruction caused in the US wouldn’t be as significant, especially places like Boston and LA, where the buildings are built stronger. Moreover, because there are better and more advanced evacuation systems, the death rate will also reduce which will cause a smaller scene in the world than Haiti did. The US will also need less help from other countries to recover from the earthquake, whereas, Haiti in this case, will require a lot of help from other countries to be able to get through this rough period of time. This is why even countries like Taiwan are already so aware of the earthquake that happened in Haiti and are ready to donate and support them. Therefore, I don’t think it is coincidence that we hear less about disasters that happen in developed countries, it is the way the media spread information.

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Inductive Logic-

Without knowing it, we all use induction all the time. An example of inductive reasoning is “because I have always enjoyed playing tennis, I assume that if I play again today, I will again enjoy it.” Or “day has always followed night in my experience, so I assume that it will continue to do so.” But my question is, how reasonable or accurate is it to think this way? Because by “logic,” if you enjoy playing tennis one day, it doesn’t mean that you will enjoy it the next day, ...

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