Thursday, April 28, 2011

What Would You Do?

ABC does a new magazine show every so often, asking this question, posing situations for people to intervene.  Maybe they should consider this for an Extreme Edition of their show.  Several incidents recently where a person in real physical distress and the best reaction from a crowd of on-lookers is to pull out a camera phone and record it.  No one steps in, no one breaks up a fight, or cares for a dying man.

What's happening in this country is that we are afraid.  Afraid of stepping up or stepping in when it's not our fight, not our problem.  You feel bad.  Someone should step in.  Are you someone?  But the physical danger!  But I could get sued!

I don't have solutions, I don't know what I would do.  I hope I would retain enough humanity to do something to help my fellow man.  What I do know is that there are too many cases of people walking away from situations where they can help and enough situations of trying to help coming back to haunt a good samaritan to make it understandable. 

We are or should be free to help as we choose, when we choose.  I hope I make the right choice.

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