Originally posted by Evolutionsend
reply to post by getreadyalready
The outrage doesn't exist because as long as it's not affecting everyone, it's okay with the public, until it happens to them. We all stand there and watch thinking, "glad that's not me!"
Except sometimes I think, "I wish that would happen to me." I don't really wish it, because I don't want to see anyone I love suffering, but without something happening directly to me, I can't justify intervening, and sometimes I know the situation would have gone way differently if I were involved, and I hate seeing victims just be victims.
So, it is a bit of a paradox. I hate to wish for trouble, but then again I hate to see trouble happening to other people that refuse to stand up for themselves.
I suppose there is a victimology associated with it as well. Perhaps the reason certain things don't happen to people like me, is because we would never stand for it, so instead it happens to those people that will let it slide?