Archive for March 20, 2007

Exitement On The Way To Work/People Are (Generally) Kind

While getting a ride to work today, we passed an older woman lying on the ground with another woman next to her. The first one had obviously had an accident, so we headed out of the car, called an ambulance and the works. Seems like she had a spell of dizziness and fell of her bike. It didn’t seem all that bad, except for pains in her hip. That’s mostly up to the ambulance drivers, so I hope shell be fine.

The interresting thing, however, is just how kind most people are in the face of an accident. People walking by asked if they could help, cars slowed down and their drivers asked etc. But, this is not the case with all accidents. In fact, this was, from a getting help-perspective an almost optimal situation, at least if the aim is to avoid pluralistic ignorance. Let me explain.

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