Even knowing this i hadnt lost my idealistic

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Even knowing this I hadn’t lost my idealistic interpretation of what a community is and should be until things affected me directly . The day my friend was killed was the day my whole life view of community changed . How I used to see a community and how I perceived it now are two entirely different things . The whole controversy around my friend dying the way he was just illogical to me . I didn’t understand what the confusion was or why no one did anything . I didn’t think things such as the bystander effect could be true, because as a human being you should always try to help someone no matter how many people are around watching . Wouldn’t you try to stop a fight if it was your friend, if it could have been your child? Why would you stand around and not intervene if it’s happening in your community? Throughout my childhood and still into my adult years, I never liked seeing people get picked on or watching people get hurt .
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So if I see a fight or an altercation (although it may be foolish), I involve myself to see what’s going on and if the problem can be remedied before escalating . The story of what happened to my friend was not uncommon . However, it’s never something you can prepare yourself for especially when you know the outcome should have been different, could have been different, and would have been different had you been there . When I first heard the story, my understanding was that it was just the three boys in the park and one of Tyler’s other friends . I probably would have been able to deal with that better than the real story . I found out later on that Tyler had been at the park and a crowd had been there . There were families there, his friends (and supposedly one of his best friends), and other people just at the park . I wondered how he could have lost his life, if so many people had been there . How does a community of people let a fight escalate to where someone gets stabbed and then dies? It broke my heart, that his last few moments were spent in the company of people who could have really cared less about him . How can I say something as brash as that? Especially when I don’t know who those people are? Well, how can you call someone your friend and say you care about them/love them and then not do any and everything to protect them? That to me, means that you really don’t give a damn about that person . I know for a fact that had I have been there, one of two things would have happened . I would have stopped the fight from happening and got my friend away from that situation or I would have jumped in front of that knife and gotten myself stabbed . It’s true, that’s much easier to say after the event takes place . However, I know that I would have done it . I have gotten myself into problems before, for stepping into things to stop my friends from being in bad positions . There’s something inside of me that won’t allow me sit idly by and watch my friends
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