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An old man fell in bicycle lane in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, on Nov 26, 2013. This happened in rush hour and many people went by the old men. What is strange is no one lent the old man a hand. Later someone called a police for help. The man had been lying for 5minutes before the police picked the old man up.
Why were so many people indifferent to the old man? What's happening on people's social morality? How the society becomes such a cold world? These questions are worth of our reflection.


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Post time 2013-11-26 17:25:22 |Display all floors
Money is the root.
If people don't concern with losing money, I believe they would be willing to help.

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Post time 2013-11-26 17:43:27 |Display all floors
well said!
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Post time 2013-11-26 18:04:28 |Display all floors
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Money is the root.
If people don't concern with losing money, I believe they would be willing to he ...

The legal precedent is the issue.

If somebody helped the man, the legal precedent allows the man to claim that the helper actually caused his injuries.

The injured man, with no morals, can them try to get money from the helper by accusing him of causing the injury.

End result - nobody helps.

China needs a "Good Samaritan" law.
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Post time 2013-11-26 18:07:17 |Display all floors
You obviously did not see the news where three children went to help an old lady who they thought had fallen only for her to then try and con the families of the three children for compensation when she said they knocked her over. This money for nothing culture is sadly growing in China (and in the western world).

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Post time 2013-11-26 18:09:43 |Display all floors
The parable of the Good Samaritan

Luke Chapter 10 (King James Bible)

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

And Jesus answering said, A certain [man] went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment (clothes), and wounded [him], and departed, leaving [him] half dead.

And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked [on him], and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him],

And went to [him], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

And on the morrow (the next day) when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave [them] to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
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Post time 2013-11-26 18:45:57 |Display all floors
In China, guanxi is an important issue. If you aren't connected personally, you are like the man in this parable, or the old man on the street in the picture. Nobody cares if you are not a member of their "group".

The word "neighbour" is actually a translation from Hebrew, meaning "a member of your group", ie a Jew.

In the story of the "good Samaritan", a Jew is robbed, stripped of his clothes, beaten and left for dead.

His supposed "neighbours" (fellow Jews) ignore him.

A priest walks past and crosses to the other side of the road.

A member of the Levi (Jewish) tribe, also walked past "on the other side".

But the Samaritan helped.

Jews really disliked Samaritans, (partly for racial reasons and partly due to historical animosity between Samaria and Israel).

The message is that the holiest and purist members of the Jewish tribe walked past, but the Samaritan, a half-breed group looked down on by Jews, assisted the man at his time of need.

The moral of the story is that mercy should transcend barriers.

China needs a "Good Samaritan" law which replaces the Xu XX v. Peng Yu

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