Running to or running from

The other day I was walking downtown and heard a car crash. It was two and a half blocks in front of me so I couldn’t see what happened but I could see the way people responded. I saw some employees from the power company sprint toward the accident and take care of the situation. I saw a few people stop their cars and run to help. I saw someone else run out of their office building, on their phone, apparently calling 911.

On the other hand, I saw a local parking meter reader drive right past the scene without stopping to help. Other people drove precariously close to the wrecked cars (with injured people in the cars) to get around the “traffic jam”.

My guess is if you had asked everyone I saw what they would do in that situation most, if not all, would have said “I would help anyway I could” however some of those same people did the exact opposite.

By the time I got to the scene a firetruck was already on the scene, the power company employees were diverting traffic and the ambulance was arriving.

Some people run to help while others go in the other direction. Does that make the people who went in the other direction bad people? Of course not but it’s a great example that what people say they would do and think they would do is not the same as what they actually do

Have a great day!


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