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Originally posted by The Godfather of Conspira
I was actually surprised that out of a bus full of passengers not one of them was the Good Samaritan type.
In these kind of incidents there's always at least one guy who stands up and tries to lead the pack and is actually willing to risk his own skin to save everyone else.
An old ex-military guy, a karate instructor, a bouncer; I dunno, anyone.
I could understand if he had a gun or actually threatened the other passengers but he was so focused on this one guy and armed with a knife; it's kind of hard to see how nobody else at least tried to do something.
Then again, maybe we shouldn't be expecting too much from Generation Y and the modern-day Samaritans.
Notice they all ran off the bus. Too concerned with saving their own ass.
While I am surprised nobody stood up to this man, I can understand why they didn't.
This lack of balls is a growing problem in today's societies.
You only need to open your own two eyes to see it.
No respect for elders, no courtesy for women, no chivalry among men, no sense of honour or pride, etc...
People a find a wallet in the street; they keep it, they see a person asking for directions they ignore them, they drive by a car crash, they just keep on driving, somebody insults their sister, they just smile and laugh.
Nothing's worth the trouble these days it seems.
There's will to further the common good, to help your fellow man, to win some points with the man upstairs maybe, do a good deed each day.
Nope. It's dog eat dog, survival of the fittest, nobody has the time or patience for the slow, the weak or the injured. Their already forfeit in everyone's mind.
Just how it is.
[edit on 1/8/08 by The Godfather of Conspira]
don't completely discount the young people. i was in a bar on my college campus once. it was packed. a couple got into a fight and the guy hit his girlfriend. about 4 dudes instantly proceeded to be the hell out of him for hitting a woman.
Originally posted by me_ofef_seraph
Totally different scenario. They didn't risk anything. Just a good excuse to beat someone up. I would of course react to something like that and maybe even use physical force to stop him if he was overwhelming her (a lot of women can defend themselves perfectly well), but it's not really the most heroic tale I have heard.