In fact, this is an old story that has been repeated throughout history. I had a similar experience myself. It was the winter
Fewer than 3 in 100 people received help -- or even comfort -- from bystanders.
It's no longer an anomaly for people to witness a sexual assault and share images of it on social media.
His family is suing 7-Eleven for failing to provide a properly trained security guard.
I don't always keep my promises. I'm subconsciously biased in a hundred and one ways. I'm lacking in conscientiousness. But at least when it comes to global poverty, I will not, I cannot, just stand by.
Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know this...data!
I want to be like the man on the subway who told the operator about the woman's seizure, because as soon as he did, people followed suit and offered help. We have the power to choose whether to justify passivity or actively decide to do the right thing, and as a society I believe we ought to break free from our psychological tendency to just stand by.