"Every morning in africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter if you're a lion or a gazelle... when the sun comes up, you better be running."
one of the greatest things ive seen in a long time
you made the words to the song of my soul
The Bystander Effect:
(taken from Wikipedia) The bystander effect is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer help to a victim. In other words, the greater the number of bystanders, the less likely it is that any one of them will help. Several variables help to explain why the bystander effect occurs. These variables include: ambiguity, cohesiveness, and diffusion of responsibility
(taken from my psych class) Basically, the bystander effect raises the question of: Why do good people let bad things happen? Humans are social animals and we take our cues from others in order to promote peace within our group. The bystander effect comes into play when there is an atrocity happening that no one around is doing anything to stop because no one else is doing anything to stop it. (and why should they? if they’re not doing it why should I? There must be some reason they’re not interfering I just can’t get involved, what can I really do?) While promoting peace within social groups is normally a good thing (but not always, ie Holocaust) getting along with others shouldn’t always be our top priority. It is important to promote peace and keep in mind other’s when doing something, but in cases where people’s lives and/or livelihood is in danger, we have to really force ourselves to think differently to save the day.