In 1971, Philip Zimbardo’s experiment demonstrated the power of the situation and the interaction between social interaction and social structure. There are many videos of theexperiment, search two or three videos on internet to see different perspectives about this experiment. After viewing the videos, if you had been a guard, do you think you would have been more likely to go along with the other guards or would you have resisted or spoken up about treating the prisoners the way you would have wanted to betreated if the roles had been reversed??That was hard to watch, but that is easy for me to say when I am not in that situation. It is still tough to believe that in one moment these men were students and after being handed a role they quickly morphed into how they thought that character should behave. Unfortunately, I would probably be a sadistic prison guard because it seems like they had lost touch with the fact that this was an experiment. In work settings, I do prefer to blend in with my colleagues or fly under the radar. I choose not to stick out at work because I have rarely worked in environments that reward excellent work. So I choose to not be the best or the worst at work, so I do not draw attention to myself. The prison guards begin to dehumanize the other men playing prisoners almost immediately. First, they begin with pushups, but it then escalates. As the prison guards begin to not see them as human anymore, but as their own personal entertainment. Even with the roles reversed I still believe I would choose to blend in with the prisoners and not speak up because I would fear the thought of being punished.