In the discussion thread: Security Cameras Capturing People In The Act – Of Being Awesome [View all]
Response to HiPointDem (Reply #10)
Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:32 PM
undergroundpanther (11,826 posts)
but what shit we see,on TV world's dumbest partiers,world's most shocking crimes,accidents etc.
We are disconnected from one another,and even though it's security cameras it shows A different side of humanity, one I forgot existed.
If these cameras are there use them to bring people together,let them love and risk making new freinds,and soon security cameras will be pointless because people will know each other more and not let crimes hurt their friends .Like the guy jumping the robber in the video.If you knew a shop keeper and cared about his well being
and a guy was going to rob him and you could stop the robber and help your friend not get killed
would you be less inclined to by stand? If he was a stranger would you care less? or do you care regardless?
I don't by stand I made a commitment to myself years ago to never by stand,and I don't. Bystanders made the abuse and bullying that scarred me WORSE.So I decided to be better than the should have done, crowd.
Often it was just me taking action,but as soon as I moved to stop the injustice or danger,others helped. I have pushed stuck cars,given food away,bought coffee,gave up my place in line,let people rent rooms in my house cheaper than anywhere else,chewed out abusive people,stopped a child abuser with a swift punch in the solar plexus,stopped institutional abuse, talked people out of suicide,got a sick people medical help,got a bunch of people out and away from a starting haz mat situation,stopped people before they ran into cars,helped hurt animals,mediated arguments,helped people clean up,move,defended a homeless guy,and a shitload of other things. Why because I'm not a damn bystander,and...because I can...and I choose to care.
If I don't who will.Not very often am I the one walking away because others already were helping.
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