It's 11 PM and you're in in your New York City apparement. You hear screams outside. You vaguely recognise the screams as the screams of the girl who lives a few apparements down. What do you do? Go down and confront her assailent? Call the police?
Would you do nothing?
Now put yourself in the girl's shoes. She works as a bartender every night, and usually locked up the bar every night. However on this night, she left early. The streets were quiet as she made her way back to her appartment. She didn't know she was being followed by a silent shadow.
She was in front of her appartment building the the shadow attacks. He stabbed her, attacking for about ten minutes, the girl screaming the whole time.
Nobody bothered to see what was going on.
Eventually, somebody yelled and the assailent ran off. The girl then sat for 15 minutes, calling for help.
Nobody paid any attention.
The criminal finally came back and finished her off. somebody made a short annonymous call. That was it. When the cops came to investigate, nobody would open to door for them. The people who talked to them, it was always through the door.
Why did nobody help? Why did nobody even call the cops?
I believe it was out of fear. People didn't want to become the next victim of the evil killer, and they feared talking to the cops because, after so long of not reacting, the cops may have tried to punish them for not reacting.
But isn't helping or calling the cops just common sense? why don't people just help? yet they don't. However, when people DO help, they are considered a hero. But are they really a hero? Weren't they just doing the right thing? So why are they called a hero? Perhaps people need to stop letting their fear outweigh their morals, because it is no good for anyone.