Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Bystander Effect


Humans are the the most intelligent creatures on the planet. Yet, we are the ones causing this planet the worst damage. Sometimes it makes one wonder, does intelligence somehow come with its own lack of common sense or overconfidence. Do we not realize how much damage we are causing or do we think that we will somehow outdo ourselves and find another planet to live on?

I had studied in psychology a case study of Kitty Genovese who was stabbed to death in front of her own house and no one came to her help despite her calling out for help. I learnt that this was a bystander effect, in which the responsibility is towards everyone and hence towards no one. Is this happening to our attention towards our planet? 

How can we be a bystander while literally standing on the very earth!!!

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