I hate it when people just stand around to watch when someone is getting beaten up..



U know wat I hate.. I hate it when people just stand around to watch when someone is getting beaten up.. I was watching Kick-ass last night.. great movie by the way.. and there is a scene where there are 3 guys beating up an idiot-looking junky..  the ‘super’hero says ‘The three assholes, laying into one guy while everybody else watches? And you wanna know what's wrong with me? Yeah, I'd rather die... so bring it on!’ and that got me thinking.. wat wud I do if I saw a bunch of guys beating on someone? Wud I run to his help? Or wud I run away? Wud I wait for those guys to leave and then help the guy? In a pubic poll, I think most of us wud like to say we wud help the poor arse.. but I seriously doubt many wud actually do it.. so wat is it that stops us? Wat holds us back? Fear? How do we overcome it?
Ok now think of another situation.. u are in the airport waiting lounge.. or in a crowded bus.. and u see an old man limping on crutches.. would u get up for him? Yeah? Ok so wat if its just a simple old guy.. no crutches or anything.. wud u still leave your seat for him? Maybe? Yeah me too.. arite.. so if it’s a guy your age.. no disabilities.. would u leave your comfortable seat for him.. I wouldn’t.. but why not?! That’s my question..
Another thing.. I saw this car crash the other day.. actually I dint so much see it as I deduced it.. where therez smoke.. theres fire.. right? I saw a large group of people standing by the side of the road.. then I saw the broken glass around which confirmed it.. A driver had lost control and crashed into a car parked on the side of the road.. traffic slowed down and I noticed all the drivers rubbernecking.. trying to see wat had happened.. but I dint see any one pull over to offer assistance.. they just slowed down.. to watch.. then went on their way.. that includes me.. and im ashamed of it.. but the thing is that even the people who were already there.. they dint do anything.. all of them were just standing there.. looking over someone elses shoulders.. just so they wud have something to talk about when they get back to their pathetic routine..
I remember when I got mugged.. my friend Abdul and I stupidly decided to walk thru the dimly lit streets to a shop nearby, a lil past midnight.. 2 guys on a bike came towards us.. and like 2 feet away.. one got off and pulled a gun out of his pants.. and asked us for our phones and our wallets.. after we gave up our valuables.. they turned and left.. that’s when we heard someone talking.. looking around.. I saw that there were 2 men standing on balcony of the house closest to us.. they had been there the whole time!! And they did nothing!! They saw us with our hands up.. and they decided to stay out of it!!
So wat is it? Whoz fault is it? Our teachers? Our parents? The media? We all love to read about superheroes or watch action packed movies with vigilante justice.. but when its our turn.. the phrase ‘a deer caught in the headlights’ comes to mind.. wat can we do to change this attitude? This is our time.. our generation is the one which is either gonna fix things or screw em up even more.. so the question today is.. Wat will u do?



8 Response to "I hate it when people just stand around to watch when someone is getting beaten up.."

Jean Berg-Sarauer said...

Now this is an original concept for a blog and you've got some powerful stuff here! I don't get how people can just stand around and watch bad stuff either. Even if they don't want to get personally involved, then at least call someone. It makes me sad to think of how we treat each other on this planet sometimes.

Pasha said...

Most people do not stop to help because they do not want to be sucked into a situation especially in the third world, it is a recipe for the police to extort from the people who would have volunteered either to help or give information.
It is unfortunate ,but true!!
Most in the best think,it is best for the services to carry on with their work!!

malikasanya said...

hey ammar...interesting words...n perspective...
how bout the guy gettin beatin who doesnt understand why people are not helpin him....would he help someone else in that position had he never been in that spot before? its rhetoric i suppose..
anyhow...
im sure we all can relate to it somehow...
i guess after a while u get immune to it...to an extent at least...no one likes to admit that they're cruel n cold only in it for the show...bt its close to the truth/ or reality per se...to an extent...
i remember when i got mugged it was in the middle of the busy nazimabad market, middle of the day middle of the road...two bikes four guys one gun n lots of poeple watching...n yeah i was mad...
few years down...near to the same area i was passin by an accident this guy was havin a seizure...at least fifty poeple surrounding watching...i remember wanting to get off...bt the rickshaw driver was like what are u gonna do in there...no one can help him...pretending to settle my conscience on that one line...we passed by n left...nothin bt prayers for him...thats how my concious justified it...
to an extent...
again...speakin from a person whos been on both sides...hypocritical/ balanced whatever u wanna call it...
but at the end of the day, i do pray God give me the conscience and strength to help those that can be helped thru me...
as always right now i say...i would break the glass n help that guy regardless....but i rreally do pray I come thru when somethin does happen...God keep us all in His HifzoAman...Ameen

Asjad Pasha Siddiqui said...

Personally, I would love to go and help the person being beat on....but the thing is we don't wanna get beaten up, I guess!!!
Watching superheroes is maybe becuase we want to be able to do what they do, but are not as well equiped!! Well that's all! FFOR NOWW!

Brandon Connell | Make Money Blogging said...

I hate that too, and I jump in in an instant. I love jumping into a fight to save someones behind. Being a trained martial artists helps...

Umer27 said...

btw saw the movie after reading your post ..extremely violent .. but I like lyndsy foresca :)

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