Did you catch this news story? Earlier this month a woman was beaten on UTA TRAX in Salt Lake City Utah by a 37 year old man and no one stepped in to help, push the emergency button, call the police or do anything. They just sat there, watching as this man punched her in the face.
This is a tragic but true story. This poor woman didn’t expect this to happen. Absolutely didn’t deserve it and was hoping someone would step up and help her in her time of need. However, that help never came.
It makes me wonder what the world is coming to when you hear about things like this. All it took is one person to use their cell phone… push the emergency button… tell the guy they’re calling 911.. something.
However, this happens all the time and is shocking to me and those that I speak to about events like this.
I’ve written about this before but I want to make sure all the new readers to the blog know that you can pretty much expect people to act this way. People don’t want to get involved. More than that, they’re waiting for someone else to help. They don’t feel personally connected to the events. They might even worry they’ll get sued. In short, they just tuck their heads down and do nothing and hope it just goes away.
However, there are things that you can do to get people involved. If you haven’t read my post about “What To Do If You Ever Need to Yell for ‘Help!'” I suggest you take a minute to read it. It could very well prevent bystanders from just sitting there and doing nothing if you’re ever in an emergency situation, assault or not.
Read this post. Share it with your friends. Tell your loved ones. And if you’re ever a witness to something like this, PLEASE do something.