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    Oh I get it. Just when I thought more I was thinking of being more shocked that in an entire group no one responded but yes fear and shock definitely take over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Oh I get it. Just when I thought more I was thinking of being more shocked that in an entire group no one responded but yes fear and shock definitely take over.
    lol....I know you do. I just mean does it makes sense to anyone that I feel that way. I wasn't trying to make you understand anything that I know you already do!

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    hahaha :0 too early to do this. Need more coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    There is absolutely no way any of you would know what you would do in this situation. 22 seconds is barely enough time to notice what is happening.
    I agree with this. I'd like to think I wouldn't hesitate to run and grab him and try to pull him out, but who really knows what I would do if I was actually there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    In university I wrote a paper on the bystander phenomenon, specifically as to why a group of onlookers to a crime or accident don't assist. There's multiple factors, like fear for their own safety, but mainly it's because everyone thinks someone else will help.

    If I were in this situation - watching this man try to pull himself to safety - and I was the ONLY person nearby I admit that I'd feel a lot more responsibility to help him than if I were in a group of people. Does that make sense? I guess I'd quickly feel like the onus was on me and me alone to do whatever I could to help get him off the tracks knowing full well his life depended on my actions.
    Yeah I heard something similar to this before too, i think it make a lot of sense. And I liked your post....not because I particularly like that we humans behave this way, just that I think it makes sense and is totally accurate.

    You know...I feel the need to clarify and all LOL

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