Good-Samaritan-Comment

Good-Samaritan-Comment - Dear Dr Maas This has been on my...

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Dear Dr. Maas, This has been on my mind since the Good Samaritan lecture and it resurfaced during our video conference. I contemplated putting this to you in the session but I thought I could articulate myself better in the written word! You advised us to be Good Samaritans and even gave us a set of guidelines for being Safe Samaritans but (excuse the travesty) some of my friend and I could not but feel that being a Good Samaritan is just naivety. I believe this may be a cultural thing because believe it or not in my neck of the woods (I'm from Bangladesh by the way) everyone is actually taught never to help anyone or even talk to anyone by the side of the road. Not because they might be drunk or of a certain race but because 90% of the time they are just faking. Moreover, there is a feeling that if one is driving and someone asks for help by the high way one would rather run him over than stop and for good reason too. More often than not the person in need is a car jacker or a violent criminals who will not hesitate to kill. Once a
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 at Cornell.

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