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I have two daughters that I am obligated to.
originally posted by: DAVID64
I have been and always will be the type that run towards the fire or screams, stops to help someone who is having a seizure, etc. I've never been arrested, attacked, sued or got into any trouble of any kind. I have however, saved the lives of heart attack and car accident victims and gotten people out of harm's way. There is no question of when to help. You help if you can and if you can't or are too afraid to, get out of the way.
And if you're not actively helping, don't stand there and gawk. It's not a free circus, it's someone's life.
originally posted by: droid56
A week ago, I was walking into a mall store, and a man ahead of me collapsed and clearly began to have a seizure. People gathered around him, but nobody did anything, so I asked, should I phone 9/11. Somebody said yes, so I did, and I stayed on my cell phone until the ambulance arrived.
So is there a limit to helping strangers in need? A female is being assaulted by a male? Should we intervene? Maybe he has a gun. Maybe he is a big man and the witness is a small, old male such as me.
In that situation, I would get on my cell phone in a hurry, but I doubt I would have the nerve to confront a clearly superior nasty person.
originally posted by: SallieSunshine
I know a man who told me that once when he was with his wife there was an opportunity to help a stranger but he didn't. Years later he couldn't stop thinking about it and felt that his wife looked down upon him for not helping. Eventually they ended up divorced. There is more than one way to lose your family.
a reply to: TNMockingbird