Studies have shown that in a situation where someone is in need of help, the more people in the vicinity of the person, the less likely anyone is to come to their aid.
Psychologists call it the “Bystander Effect” and suggest that “A Diffusion of Responsibility” takes place in our brains when in groups. Apparently when we only feel the pressure to “do something about it” when other people are not present.
In a kind of pass the buck scenario, everyone will just stand idle and do nothing.
This also translates into working as a group.
If each individual doesn’t have a defined role in a group where their efforts can be distinguished from the rest, then they will work a far below their potential.
Why is this important?
Well, I’m suggesting that this is one of the biggest reasons we are experiencing the world as we know it.
Apparently, we’re more like sheep than people….
In February 2008, Professor Krause’s research paper Consensus decision making in human crowds was published in Animal Behaviour Journal. The research showed that humans exhibit animal-like behaviour in certain situations by flocking like sheep and birds and subconsciously following a minority of individuals.
The results show that it takes a minority of just five per cent to influence a crowd’s direction – and that the other 95 per cent follow without realising it. Professor Krause, with PhD student John Dyer, believe the findings could have major implications for directing the flow of large crowds, in particular in disaster scenarios, where verbal communication may be difficult. ……(read the rest where I found it….HERE
Add all of these factors up together and it’s easy to explain how we allow these governments and corporations to run rampant with no regard to human life.
It’s also easy to see why JFK’s Speech fell on def ears;
…..And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds…..
I look back on the things that arose in 2011; Occupy Movement stands out to me.
I’ve supported the protest, even though I feel that the solutions being offered are no better than what we’re already seeing.
Our system is corrupt. It will keep moving forward as long as we keep acting like sheep.