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Old 09-13-2015, 01:01 PM   #21
Demetrio Cereijo
Join Date: Nov 2004
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Re: Don't be the bad guy

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
That might be true, IF there were large numbers of innocent victims needing rescue.
One victim one could have helped but didn't is enough. You know, the old "Think globally, act locally"

Out in the real world, though, the majority of violence doesn't fit that pattern. (Especially the majority of violence that a private citizen is likely to encounter. Domestic violence tends to take place behind closed doors.)
And around closed eyes and ears.

And even if it did, does "being the good guy" mean chastising the bad guy? Or does it mean getting the innocent victim to safety? The two objectives are not the same and require different strategies.
Well, it depends on the circunstances. Sometimes is time to deescalate, sometimes is time to avoid and sometimes is time to engage. If one has only the tools for one of these, there will be situations where failure to do what is right will be the most probable result.
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