I’ve got a question for you. If you’re in a busy shopping mall, full of people, and you see someone who’s disabled drop something that they likely won’t be able to get unassisted, do you offer to help? I’ve been watching the world a bit, and noticed a few things. If I’m either alone, or there are only a few people around, and something happens that I’d need help fixing, I’m immediately offered help. However, if I’m somewhere where there are a lot of people, like a shopping mall at Christmas time, and I drop something, nobody stops. It’s weird, because I’d thought that the way it would be would be the opposite. But, “group think” is the way that it is. In psychology terms, group think is: “Groupthink occurs when a group with a particular agenda makes irrational or problematic decisions because its members value harmony and coherence over accurate analysis and critical evaluation. ”
Basically, nobody wants to do something different than the group.
Please, if you see something like that, and nobody’s stopping, be different. Fight the urge to keep going, stop, and help.