The sickness of humanity.
by, 30-Dec-2010 at 07:54 (536 Views)
I had an experience recently that made me question the very thread of humanity. It made me question whether all (or at least most people) really are as selfish as the stereotypes suggest. Now by stereotypes, I mean the saying "people are just so into themselves". How many times has everybody heard that, or at least something similar? Well from the experience I encountered, I can tell you that it is true, and it is deeply sickening to me that a person cannot step out of themselves to dial three simple numbers. Let me explain what I encountered that inspired me to question our morals as a society.
It was a typical windy, slightly chilly desert nigh. Nothing special. I decided I would finally get off my arse and do my laundry which was over flowing. So I walk out of my apartment and start my journey to the laundry mat. I turned the corner and when I did, I heard a women screaming as if she was being murdered. "Someone help me please". I stopped and found out that it was coming from the apartment right in front of the sidewalk. There was a huuuuge guy, at least 6'5 and 300+ pounds, huge even by my standards, and Im 6'1 and 230. Anyways, he was attacking a really small woman, right there out in the open, and when I turned the corner, I caught a glimpse of him doing this, and I yelled "oh shit". Not the best thing to yell, I know. Before I could do anything like confront the guy, he pulled her back into the house by her hair, and slammed the door. Now I was scared shitless, because I could no longer see the guy, and he was most likely armed, so I ran as fast as I could back to my apartment, and yelled to my mom to call 991, and then I snatched the phone and explained the situation. Then I waited for the cops to come, but the guy ran off, and threw a crack pipe in the bush on his way. Eventually they caught the guy, and that was that. I was (and still am) afraid, because there are like 6 people that live in that house, as they are my neighbors and I notice weird shit lol.
Now the whole point of this blog was not to ramble on about what I did, or what happened, but to ask why none of the other neighbors called the police. Everybody was home, you could tell. Everyone's lights were on, and you could hear the victim scream from a mile away. Some windows were even open, which makes me question whether or not I was the only witness. But even if I wasn't, I was the only one that reported it, as the police said. So I just want to know why people are so selfish! How hard would it have been to dial 3 numbers, especially for the people that live right next door (there are a total of 6 apartments that are all clustered together there, and I live right across in another building.) The funny thing is that when the cops showed up, with all of their lights flashing, the whole neighborhood wanted to get involved then. At least 10 people were watching as they searched for the crackpipe and arrested the asshole. I can understand the fear, I was almost shaking from fear because the guy has seen me before, and me and him clearly saw each other in the middle of this incident as we made eye contact. Fear didn't stand in my way! Why would somebody not pick up the phone, from their house, and call the cops! Its really a simple concept. I just want to know why humans are seemingly incapable of stepping outside of themselves, and why they would let a person, let alone a neighbor, scream for her life as they do nothing to even try and stop it. There is a sickness in humanity, and it isn't AIDS, Hepatitis or Autism. Its greed and selfishness. I am truly disgusted, but more importantly disappointed.