Friday, July 21, 2017

This story of teens watching a man drown is depressing as hell...




We get stories like this occasionally. Teens with a completely cold reaction to life and death situations, showing no empathy or compassion. It is often a failure of parenting and culture when this occurs, but it is also not universal. There have always been individuals like this. In a culture where people carry cell phones and document moments in their lives, we just see it more often.



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  1. Made all the more depressing that because they are teenagers, and considered not to know any better; no criminal complaint would be lodged. And I'm ok with that in a just society, but also in a just society; those teenagers would be denied social welfare for the rest of their lives.

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    1. It is not because they are teenagers. I am pretty sure you have no duty to rescue someone or to call assistance if someone is drowning.

      I know that varies from state to state (Alaska I believe requires you to give road side assistance or call the State Patrol in winter weather). As part of a Coast Guard license, you are obligated to offer assistance to a disabled ship or passenger in the water.

      I concur, about the social contract.

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