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Response to Crisis

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Have you ever wondered what motivates someone to sacrifice themselves to save or rescue someone who is in immanent danger? Watch and listen to a panel of individuals discuss the bystander effect, altruism, and the potential for heroism. How are hero’s made? Often when a person is interviewed after performing a significant act to rescue a stranger from harms way, they will say, “I’m not a hero. I just did what needed to be done.”

You may or may not agree with everything that is said here, but the dialogue is intended to stimulate our thinking. This is a learning experience that can stretch us in new ways.

Religious considerations do not enter into the discussion, but obviously they can be a significant motivator for doing good and doing the right thing. Greater Good Magazine.

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