There is a moment in our lives where we witness another person in trouble. Not online, in REAL LIFE, something that is happening right in front of us, be it bullying, assault, or someone is just hurt. When we see someone else in trouble, what does our instincts tell us. What lines are drawn between self preservation and being selfless? Which are you most likely to do in a situation like this; Take out your phone and start recording? Get involved and aid the person in trouble? Keep on walking by as if nothing is happening? How do You feel about social responsibility? If someone were to aid someone one the street that was in trouble would you join in to help the stranger? Personally, I have time and again gotten involved in many tussles, Growing up in Philadelphia, this scenario presents itself early. kindergarten was my first moment of knowing I had a responsibility. I didn't know what I could do but I remember not even taking a second to think about it before I ran over to the fight in the school yard and tackling the bully. This kid was known for being a bully. I didn't hit the kid or attack him, I just knocked him over and got hit a few times myself, I'll never forget the pain and how I imagined that kid felt. My intervening caught the attention of the school yard aids and they quickly came to help the kid...but before I had done anything there was this chaos of kids running around, some stopped to watch and others stopped briefly to run away with fear in their eyes. This poor kid still wound up in the hospital and was about 3 times smaller that this kid that had begun to pound him into the ground. I even got in TROUBLE in school and at HOME for getting involved. But no matter how much trouble I had gotten into for helping that kid, I never once regretted doing what I did.I was held back before I started school and I was also a big sister at home. I didn't fail school but my birthday fell just short of some deadline and I was held back for a year, making me a year older then everyone in my grades. Maybe this had something to do with my feelings about being responsible for others and protecting those needing help. Maybe not. Maybe I have always felt a social responsibility in public places to not always leave it up to the grown up, the police, or authority figures to help any and all situations that arose, perhaps I have and always will feel responsible. What do you guys think? Do you think bystanders have a responsibility to keep the public spaces around them safe? Note: Please be respectful of opinions and Considerate to what members have to say.