Would you have stopped?

The other day I was walking across the street and slipped on some ice. I fell backwards landing on my back and butt. I was able to get across the street slowly before sitting back down because of the pain.

The reason I’m writing this is not give medical updates but rather because something that keeps going through my mind is “why didn’t any of the drivers who saw me fall stop to see if I was ok?”

One driver had to slow down to make sure not to run me over but when I was able to get out of the road, they continued driving on.

It’s easy to think “if I were in their position, I would have stopped to make sure they were ok” but my guess is if you asked the people who did see my fall this question as a hypothetical they would have said they would stop as well.

If you saw someone fall while crossing the street in the middle of the day, would you stop to make sure they were ok? If you answered “yes” to that question, the real question is “would you really or just in the hypothetical?”

Just something to think about

Have a great day!


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