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When an emergency occurs people almost have the same reaction And to intervene is not one of them People often pretend like nothing is happening They figure it isnt any of their business In an article titled Why People Dont Help in a Crisis by John Darley and Bibb Latene they explain why people dont involve themselves when emergencies occur They gave three reasons why people why people react the way they do As Americans we have been taught to respect the privacy of others We fear that we might look like fools if we do help If we do decide to help we well make little to no difference Darley and Bibb also give examples on how to help the situation The first thing is to notice there is a problem and see that this situation is in fact an emergency They also explain to decide if they have a personal responsibility to be involved Darley and Bibb try to explain why bystanders are uncaring and unconcerned when it comes to helping others in emergencies One of the reasons that people keep to themselves in an emergency is because they dont want to disrespect the privacy of others In society we expect privacy and we respect the privacy of others In public we are so used to minding our own business and in doing so we tend to day dream When we are in our own little world we close our attention to others becoming incapable and unwilling to notice an emergency With their unacknowlegement one is not willing to step up and stop them In the novel Imagining Argentina by Thornton Lawrence the people of Argentina start to disappear and no one does anything about it The people know its the government is to blame for the disappearances but no one will step up and stop them Since no one got involved when the disappearances started happening the government got to powerful the
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