Would You Help an Injured Stranger?

Why do you want to help an injured stranger?
Social moral
Many people helped injured strangers without even a single second of thinking. When being interviewed, they said that they didn’t think too much, it’s like an instinct——you see an injured stranger, you should help him.
This is because we were all taught that we should help others since we were little child, this kind of knowledge is really deep in our mind. Also it is a traditional virtue of the Chinese nation to help others who need help.

Why won’t you help an injured stranger?
1. Afraid of being blackmailed.
Many people in the forum argue that they are not “土豪”.   Think about it, you may lose a large number of money for just being kind! It’s surely not worth it. However, many people claim that though they won’t lift the injured stranger or get any physical touch with them, they will call 120 and wait until medical staff come.

2. The current law and unreasonable judgment really let people down.
There are lots of incidents where good people who helped injured people were sentenced to pay compensation which they actually shouldn’t pay. In most cases, there isn’t any evidence to attest that the defendant is guilty, however, the defendant was still judged to be guilty.

3. Bystander Effect
Social psychologist Bibb Latane and John Darley   (1970) did a lot of researches and found that the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress.
There are two major factors that contribute to the bystander effect. First, the presence of other people creates a diffusion of responsibility. Because there are other observers, individuals do not feel as much pressure to take action, since the responsibility to take action is thought to be shared among all of those presents.
The second reason is the need to behave in correct and socially acceptable ways. When other observers fail to react, individuals often take this as a signal that a response is not needed or...