The pilot says, "I'm the most important man on this plane because I can report the crash." So he takes a parachute and jumps off.
The smartest man in the world says, "I'm the second most important man on this plane because my head is so full of important knowledge." So he takes a parachute a jumps off."
The minister says, "Go ahead, lad, and take the last parachute. I'm old and ready to die."
The boyscout says, "That won't be necessary sir, because you see the smartest man in the world just jumped off with my backpack."