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Would You Help?

So important to understand the good and bad of helping others -and still figure out how to step up. This post has wonderful insight.

A Momma's View

Why do you think people tend to rather watch than help? You know, in all those situations where help is actually needed. Like when a person gets attacked. Or when there is an accident.

It’s not a secret that most people would rather watch, maybe even take a picture or record the incident with their smart phone than actually do something about it. They would rather stare than get involved. Have you ever heard of the bystander effect?

“There are, in fact, many reasons why bystanders in groups fail to act in emergency situations, but social psychologists have focused most of their attention on two major factors. According to a basic principle of social influence, bystanders monitor the reactions of other people in an emergency situation to see if others think that it is necessary to intervene. Each person uses others’ behavior as clues to reality. Since everyone is…

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I am a mother of 16 children and grandchildren. Some of them are by blood and the rest by heart. I was a foster mom for a few years and the children I cared for during that time have mostly stayed with me through the years. I love to write, read, dance, paint, and play with my animals. I enjoy dressage riding and just being in the barn. My words are my gift, as they allow you to know me as I really am. Thanks for joining me on this ride of life!

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