Heya there Everyone :) **waves** Usually my questions are light.. but today I couldn't stop myself from posting this question.
My friend and I were walking through a popular street in my city. Usually populated by tourist and locals. It's lively and chill.. but today I saw something out of the norm.
I saw two couples, obliviously homeless, Having a loud altercation that could have been heard up the block. Of course this attracted a big crowd (of both sexes) that gathered around them. Watching. It escalated pretty quickly and the guy hit the woman and she hit him back. But no one stepped in too help Not ONE! I guess they refused to dirty their very polished expensive looking shoes.
But Of course Me being me when I saw it... I made it my business and I stepped in trying to deescalate the situation and put a safe distance between him and the girl. It worked.. but she didn't want the cops involved -.-
My friend said it was reckless of me to get involved. But I was raised to help someone in need.. So what would you do.. would you step in or Nah? also why didn't the bystanders step in too help? Would the reaction have been different if they weren't homeless?
Thank you Ladies and Gents :) and sorry for the long description!
Most Helpful Guy
That's crazy. That took courage on your part to step in, for both the possible danger and being willing to do that in front of other people. I don't think I'd call it reckless for you to step in but I would probably be uncomfortable with you doing that. I look at it like if you were my sister or girlfriend I'd probably be like wow that was a brave thing to do and very courageous but, DONT EVER DO THAT AGAIN! Lol. If I was there, it's hard to say exactly what I would do cuz unless you're really there, it's hard to say what emotions you would have. I'd be pissed for sure. I'm usually a peace making type and I think I'd do something. Maybe step in and take the woman away from the guy. I'd definitely step in before you did if I seen that you were going to do something. Plus, I've had a lot of training in that type of thing so if I was there, I'd decide what the best thing to do would be and do it. I'm cool headed in bad situations, at least I have been in the past. Once when I thought I was going to be robbed and once when my grandma was dying.1
Most Helpful Girl
I most definitely wouldve stepped. i agree it is risky and the outcome is unknown but so is not doing anything! Soo many lives can be saved and fights prevented by just stepping in.
I remember a few years back at out local bus station, Many people stood and watched as a crazy man attacked and beheaded a young girl.
She had dreams and aspirations, everything to live for. I wasn't present at the time and I was appaulled that people were okay with just standing and watching that poor girl breathe her last breath and didn't lift a finger to help her. Sure he had a cutlass but there were what? 20 0r men present. I am sure all cud have held him down1