That’s a great question. The Titanic has always fascinated me and I’ve read several books and articles on the subject but not much was said about compensation. I found this on Wikipedia:
“In brief, the passengers and their dependents sued White Star in the US and Britain.
In Britain, the court used four claims as a test case. White Star lost in a lower court, lost in the Court of Appeals and paid up. The amounts involved were small, but they determined White Star’s liability. Other claims in Britain must have been settled out of court but I’ve never seen documentation of them.
The story of the British claims is among the articles on ET.
In the US, the claims dragged on for years. American law was very soft on ship owners. In brief, to get a decent amount, the claimants had to prove that Captain Smith was negligent and that White Star (read Bruce Ismay) knew of his negligence and connived at it. White Star fought very hard and even the Supreme Court got involved. In the end, the case was settled out of court and approved by a judge. White Star paid out about 25% of the final amount claimed, without an admission of liability. Further claims were barred. The judge signed the decree on 28 July 1916.
The exact details of the US settlement are rather vague. According to Walter Lord, the amounts paid out were biased in favour of the poorer claimants. See The Night Lives On, page 210. I have a court record from 1917 that describes the record of the settlement as “meager” and “very imperfect”.
The details of the original claims survive in US archives. They show huge variations in the attitudes taken by the claimants. Some claimed for trivial amounts for odd bits of property, worth a few dollars. Some of the women claimed for the loss of their husbands but others only claimed for property. A student of human nature could have an interesting time looking at the claims.”
Did the survivors of the Titanic get any financial compensation?
* The victims’ families got a small amount. * Not sure if the survivors got much if anything. * Basically both the British and US courts of inquiry ruled that the accident was a unfortunate natural disaster, an act of god and that the measures and actions taken by White Star Lines were appropriate for the time and conditions. * They also warned that in the future, there would be a higher standard held.
How can I tell if someone is truly in love with me?
Love is an extremely powerful emotion that constantly demands to be expressed in many ways which are mostly unconscious.
The way they look at you A lot can be said in the eyes. When your partner looks at you, do their eyes look calm and kind and sweet? Maybe a little sparkly? Do you ever catch them looking at you when you’re doing something else? These are all quiet ways of communicating love.
The kinds of things they plan to do There’s nothing wrong with curling up for some movie-watching action, but it’s also worth paying some mind to what kinds of activities your partner plans for the two of you. If they pick special events that you would particularly enjoy, that means they’re listening — and they want to make you happy. Which brings me to …
They want to make you happy If your partner sometimes puts aside their preferences to yield to what you want or need, this is important. Not every time. Not always. We all need to do this kind of thing for each other. But if your partner says, “I want to do whatever you want,” and means it, they are performing a small act of kindness — and love. It’s hard sometimes to put one’s desires aside and do what your partner wants. But it’s so worth it.
They pamper you We’re all tired at the end of the night. If your partner cozies up and rubs your feet or your back, they are displaying a little act of love. Same goes for if they run you a bath, or read to you, or make you a midnight snack or cup of tea.
They show emotion It’s hard to cry in front of someone else. But if they feel comfortable in doing so in front of you, you may be well on your way to love town.
They trust you And you trust them. Trust is vital. For any real, lasting partnership to be forged, trust has to be utmost in the equation. If you travel and don’t worry about what they’re up to in your absence, and the same is true for them, this is a good sign.
They are understanding Compassion goes a long way. If your partner is gentle with you, that’s so valuable. If you have to cancel a date because your friend needs you, or if you just want to spend your Saturday morning sleeping after an exhausting week, and that’s met with understanding or even enthusiasm, you’re with the right person.
They care about you A combination of actions and words express the way someone feels about us, and it’s worth noticing when a person is particularly warm or compassionate or lovely. If your partner has told you they love you, enjoy. If not, don’t get too hung up on those words. If your partner exhibits many or most of these characteristics, they care deeply for you. And it’s very possible that they love you. Let it unfold.
It’s when someone doesn’t mind to correct you in the best possible way, not to discourage you but rather build you. They just want the better you especially for yourself, your future, your well-being.
They don’t leave you neglected in the wrong direction. Real love doesn’t mean approving every action of the partner/parent/child’s due to fear of rejection or no physical contact after (sex, kiss etc). That would be selfish, thinking about our needs being met while knowing what the partner does wrong. Someone who loves you tells truth. They don’t lie to to leave you smiling. They don’t fake things but at the same time they present manner in correcting.
Someone who loves you wouldn’t degrade you in front of nor behind you. Someone who loves you covers your wrongs and lacks, keeping it safe from fun talk. They would uncover it only in purpose of seeking for solution (to the closest family member, ONLY AND ONLY IF the couple knows the certain degree of wisdom of that family member or to a marriage counselor).
Someone who loves you appreciates you. They won’t lower nor frown at you just because your actions aren’t what they expected, yet the goal and result are the same.
This may sound cliche but I can’t stand not saying it because it’s true: they stay for the better or worse. they don’t leave you for tolerable mistakes and errors. They don’t constantly look for excuses in order to leave you. I am not talking about abusive relationships, yet I can’t say anything much if the person in an abusive relationship chooses to stay eventhough it doesn’t mean they are stupid. Their feelings are just huge they can’t really manage it between heart and brain. But I am underlining something else, they who love you stay for solving problems together. Even when sometimes you ain’t available to solve it together, they voluntarily do it alone knowing it would be hard but they have the believe. They can leave seeing no door is open but as long as there seems to be a chance, they will fight for the better. Someone who loves you doesn’t give up.
NO BETRAYAL. NO BETRAYAL, NO MATTER WHAT. Someone who loves you will stay LOYAL no matter how hard your circumstance is. They will lower their gaze, they will not give anything to anyone who doesn’t deserve their physical or psychic attention other than their partner. Someone who loves you respects the relationship (talking about marriage). If there’s a situation they can’t stand anymore, they will leave with dignity and honesty, not leaving the SO with trauma of betrayal and abuse. They will clearly state their incapabilities and they will start their new life with a new love or adoration only after they have gone through the whole process of divorce otherwise it’s still cheating. CHEATING IS CHEATING, even if you are not under the same roof anymore. As long as you are still married, you are bonded. Someone who loves you will start another chapter without you only after they finish with you in a complete manner. Why? Because even if the love isn’t there anymore, someone ‘who loves you’ still respects you. In certain situations respect is one upper position than love and in many cases it can preserve a long marriage even after love fades away. They won’t cheat, they won’t abuse in any form, they will still hold responsibilities. People who respect others are the reflection of themselves. They are people with dignity and exclusive.
Since I am a Christian, someone who loves you tries to make you closer to Almighty God for they want to succeed the marriage in the pleasure of Almighty God’s so that you will meet again in heavenly paradise. They know the path to heavenly is rocky, it’s not full of roses, therefore they want to help you. Even if sometimes they sound boring asking if you have prayed or study your bible, they want to nurture you by thinking after their death you will already get used to prayer and reading your bible. You praying doesn’t benefit them, they don’t get diamonds for reminding you. Rather wonder, why, even knowing they obtain nothing, do they still do it? Because they love you. That’s the answer. Open your eyes to appreciate those who really love you. You will find uncountable people who will be okay and comment nothing for you not praying and it might sound great “nobody nags me”. But maybe you will only have 1 or 2 people who keeps reminding you in your life and only God knows how long they’ll stay in this world. After that you can’t be sure if you’ll find another.
Someone who loves you puts efforts to earn only God provision. They don’t want to damage their family and themselves in the world and hereafter for enjoying unlawful and forbidden stuff.
Someone who loves you keeps making du’a to Almighty God for your well-being, for guidance if you need one. That’s the ultimate provision someone can attain, In thaks giving. After your death, someone who loves you keeps making du’a (prayer) for you. All the du’a for God’s love and mercy upon you.
I would advise you not to get into a relationship with him. Don’t fake love to please anyone. Because then, you will be lying to him. Love isn’t something that is forced. That’s why it’s called falling in love. You don’t look, decide about it and then fall, do you? It just happens. If you get into a relationship for the heck of it, you won’t give it your 100%. You won’t be able to return the love, attention or care you get. Things will turn ugly for both of you. And in the future, you’ll hurt him much more than you’d hurt him by not getting into a relationship with him at present. All his false hopes will come crashing down and all he will be left with is a broken heart and memories that refuse to part. If you don’t truly love someone, don’t date that person. Instead, tell him clearly what equation you share with him. Make things clear. Don’t leave him hanging on a string of false hope and then cut the string off, sending him crashing down. Tell him you don’t have the same feelings for him as he has for you. I know it’s hard for him to accept it. But not loving someone is better than hurting someone. Explain this to him and I hope he understands.
You haven’t mentioned your feelings for him so I assume you do not love him in the same way he does. I can understand both you and him since I was in the both situations. The concern you have is human feeling of compassion and should not be confused with love. The only good that you can do is avoid him altogether and help him convert his love to bitterness and later to numbness to you. He will feel hurt by your avoidance and will hate you for that. But those will be his initial reactions. With time he will be numb to your presence. Both of you could move on. You may be the current source of his depression. But I am pretty sure you are not the only one reason. He has to take professional help. It should not come from you as it would mean he would see soft side of yours and will use it to manipulate you. I know it sucks and I hated the girl I loved who did not reciprocated just like you. But now those are the memory that have helped to see past my own desires and be compassionate to girls. Sometimes the silent treatment is the best one.
Unfortunately no, you should not try to get into relationship with him. I would encourage you to try and be friends while keeping your boundaries strong. You can’t force yourself to be in love, and depression doesn’t really lead to romance. You mainly feel sorry for him, which is not a healthy beginning to a relationship at all.
Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, ‘you owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that; it lights up the whole sky.” This is called Perfect Love.
well as we say beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder in a similar way any type of love or affection you get will be perfect only if YOU see it as perfect. if you respect a person and are satisfied by the kind of treatment he gives you and the affection he shows then that is perfect love for you. like mother’s love is perfect love.
Let me break it.
Love is perfect, when having the best feeling of waking up with someone rather than sleeping with someone.
Love is perfect, when your girl driving you crazy and being a reason for your smile.
Love is perfect, when you having a long day and getting a tight hug from her.
Love is perfect, when she showering your face with full of kisses for bringing her favorite snack.
Love is perfect, when she becomes important person in your life.
Love is perfect, when you want to do naughty things with her just to make her happy.
Love is perfect, when there is unplanned and unexpected visits.
Love is perfect, when you have a thought of calling her but smiling when seeing her name blinks first.
Love Is perfect, when sharing a pain, kissing her scars and making her positive.
Love is perfect, when you call her just to listen her sweet melancholy voice.
Lover is perfect, whenever she leaves you asking her to text when she reached her home safely.
Love Is perfect, when you say “ if there Is any problem. Promise to call me first”.
Love is perfect, when she becomes your mother and when you become her child.
Love is perfect, when you show her your love with actions rather than proving in words.
Love is perfect, when she becomes your addiction. A sweet Addiction. Your every touch proves your love.
Love is perfect, when you waiting for his call at late night.
Love is perfect, when you expect him to call you “Baby” every time.
Love is perfect, when you checking him secretly and wanting him to look at the way you want.
Love is perfect, when you collecting the things he used. Like a crazy teenage.
Love is perfect, you feel complete when he hugs you from back and put his head on your shoulder.
Love is perfect, when you want to hang out with him and don’t want to go back to home.
Love is perfect, when you started liking his flirtatious talk.
Love is perfect, when you call him ‘Mine’.
Love is perfect, when you wanted to belong to him.
Love is perfect, when you become jealous seeing him talk to another girl.
Love is perfect, when you have that feel like wants to cuddle and sleep in his arms all night. Playing with him and having pillow fights.
Love is perfect, when you try wearing different dresses to seduce him.
Love is perfect, when you feel him as your home.
Love is perfect, when you want to cook only for him.
Love is perfect, when you started getting angry knowing his focus only on work. And its too perfect when you disturb his work.
Real and perfect love
Real and perfect love from my point of view is the love of parents….they love us more than anyone in this world and never expect anything in return ….nowadays love is only based on money and attention but actual and pure love is when you love the person unconditionally and don’t expect the same from them…you just love them because it makes you happy and mostly people get hurt BECAUSE they expect from others ….expectations always hurt so it’s better to just give love and never expect the same from others when you do this heartily you will automatically get it as this love gets attracted back so for me pure and true love is when you love the other person unconditionally and never expect them to do the same….