While perusing the web for my daily douchebag hunt, I ran across this story written by Barb Ickes in the Quad-City Times. I don’t know who she is, or her views on anything aside from this article she wrote. It details her, and others, witnessing something we have all come across in some degree or another…a parent who has obviously lost it with their kids.
I am posting it for no other reason than to get some feedback from you guys. Has the mindset of “not getting involved” gotten us to the point of becoming nothing more than apathetic bystanders who watch these things happen no differently than if we were watching a television program? Are the case after case that get reported on daily numbing people to the heinousness of it all?
Personally, I don’t think it is really possible to pinpoint exactly how certain society mindsets have gotten where they are, good or bad, unless swivel knows already . But it does seem as if things are changing a bit. Little by little it seems people are getting involved again. In a lot of reports we have done lately, especially in the case of child abuse, it is being reported that people tried to do something, even if it was to stay within the legal boundaries that have been set and simply notified somebody.
But is that enough right now? What if the people we are to report to are too neutered, to overwhelmed, to bureaucratic to get the job done? What is society to do at that point.
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