The Importance Of Appearances

Submitted by: AGit 1 year ago Misc

The sad thing is that you probably won"t be surprised.
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Male 729
People are conditioned. That is how complex living things operate. They have to use the most useful common knowledge available to them at the time of the event. To get reconditioned to respond otherwise requires new knowledge that many people might not possess or have processed, at that time.

Everyone is so quick to judge the passersby as bad people, but they might not really have as much choice as is expected.

The real assbags are the people who do have a better understanding of people`s needs and, yet, do not avail themselves to become teachers who change the culture. **** those people.
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Male 1,397
It`s simple: the `homeless` guy wasn`t `one of them`. That`s how we`ve been brainwashed. I, for one, couldn`t pass someone lying in the street, without at least determining what was wrong. But then again, that`s just me.
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Male 15,832
Like they say, "Clothes make the man."
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Male 7,031

Be nice to see one of these good samaritans, after realizing they`d been pranked (which is what all these insufferable holier-than-thou "what if it were you" scenarios really are) give the prankster a good swift kick.
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Male 14,330
Only in America...oh hmmmm.
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Male 46
I was on Hollywood Blvd one time (do a lot of work in the area) and noticed a very concerned looking tourist kneeling over a homeless man. My first reaction was to believe that the homeless man was drunk and was going to sleep it off. I`ll never forget the look of concern as the tourist man looked around for someone to help him out, he had one hand on him and looked legitimately concerned and worried. Later it hit me how desensitized I had become, yes they made a choice to do drugs or get drunk, but they are human beings and deserve to be treated with dignity, I have no idea what events could have transpired prior to that man passed out drunk in the gutter (or by the look of emotional distress on the face of the tourist, possibly dead). I have to wonder if when people help they are doing it for selfish reasons- If I help this well dressed man, he could be rich and that could benefit me. If I help this poor looking man it`s a waste of time. I`ll help so I can have points towards heaven.
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Female 7,838
I usually help- if someone is obviously a bit dodgy (ingrained filth, stale urine stink etc) I may get a police officer to check them out, and I may also stay a tad further back so I am not grabbable, but everyone is human.
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Female 4,039
Suck my butthole danagamer. All I`m saying is call 911 - we all have phones, it`s pretty simple.
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Female 50
When in doubt, I call 911. It`s difficult to help someone when they look like they are drugged or boozed up. Encouraging hands-on assistance is hazardous as someone who is indeed drugged or drunk can be very dangerous, hence people "ignoring" the first guy. I help those who appear approachable and safe. Otherwise, I let emergency crews and cops deal with the individual.
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Female 47
Oystah: I would do the same thing. I have done it many times already. All I think is, if it was me, would I want them to help me?
Danagamer: Stop being a d!!ck. I`ve helped several drunk people either get home or into an ambulance and I`m fine. I think I`m a better person for it too.
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Male 675
I don`t care what a person looks like, if I see them collapse in public and ask for help, I will do what I can to help them.

People who would do otherwise are basically self-centered a$$holes, and probably would still call themselves "Christian" (because, let`s face it, that`s EXACTLY what Christ would do - walk by someone laying on the ground begging for help).

Not only that, but if the person ends up dying, and you could have done something to prevent it, morally it is little different than murder. (And yes, I know you didn`t cause it - but not preventing a death when you are able is morally reprehensible).
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Male 4,594
F*ck him, he wants to play games to make a point? Lay there all day for all I care. I hope he gets run over by a truckload of rubber dildos.
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Male 2,031
Around me, his pockets would be cleaned out too.
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Male 701
okay, you go out and help all the drunks. Let us know how that goes.
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Female 4,039
Ugh - - so what if a person is passed out because of drugs or booze - how can you just let them lay there? Why is that okay?
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Male 701
duh. first guy looks like a druggie...
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Female 362
Not surprising.
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Male 22
With the (huge) exception for saying help me, the situation is normal. Because many are alcoholics and drug addicts, I expect to and routinely do see homeless people passed out in public places.
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Male 392
Moral of the story. French people are dicks.
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Female 4,039
This happened to me in Worcester, MA one time. I was walking down the street and this guy was laying there in the middle of the sidewalk. People were actually walking right over him. I flipped him over and dragged him to a sitting position against a building and called 911. The owner of the place who`s wall I had sat him up against told me I should mind my own business. I stayed till the ambulance got there and took the guy away. And that, my friends, is why I hate people.
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Female 3,185
I was surprised there wasn`t an ad :D *badumching*
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Male 2,586
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Male 7,123
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Male 995
Link: The Importance Of Appearances [Rate Link] - The sad thing is that you probably won`t be surprised.
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