When a lot of people sit in the same boat, it is important to keep balance. It is necessary that the majority sits in the center. In this way the boat will be more stable.
It is also important to remain calm and objective in such a boat.
After all, what can happen?
One person specially or out of good intentions moves to starboard and gets to the very edge. The boat will lean in a result. Everyone starts to think that the boat will turn to the right, and in panic they begin to move in the opposite direction – to the left side. And then the boat is really leaning and turning over.
After all no one will remember the one who first moved to the right side. And it will not be important anymore.