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    Look at this awesome video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNJgX...layer_embedded

    Skip to 5:01 if you can't be assed, this guy is awesome, props to him, If only everyone was like this.

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    RE: Look at this awesome video



    Initiating scepticism mode...

    1... 2... 3... activated.

    Yeah, I always become a little sceptical about videos like these. Here in the UK I'm fairly certain you need a permit of sorts for nearly any kind of video production featuring members of the public. Even as a student this is a necessity. And I'm talking about before the video production, and even after if that's not done you have to go to the person and get 100% permission. On national news, that's another story entirely. Now I'm sure anybody who gets half a dozen cameramen charging towards them would have quite a shock. Amazing how relaxed they seem.

    I look at this like I look at that Chris Hansen show. People love drama that seems to be non-fictional. Are all of these paedophiles Mr. Hansen "captures" real, or just actors? Last I checked, it's illegal to place cameras in somebody's house and forcibly enter. Back to the main topic, the young guy from five minutes onwards just seems... well, I guess his speech seems too scripted. The two of them look like bad actors. They had an amazingly convenient conversation which was extremely left-wing, which is interesting since I've read in the past about ABC's left-wing bias. Not only does their conversation seem scripted, but their body language suggests it's an unnatural interaction.

    In any case... I'll step away from that and assume that this guy was genuinely acting that way. It would certainly be a great act of generosity. A rare one, too. The fact remains a lot of people are pretty selfish. How many times do you see people on public transport keeping their bags on their laps instead of on the other seat? And how often do you see strangers making conversation? I talked to an old lady on a bus once which eventually led to this topic, and she explained how strangers started conversation far more often when she was young. The citizens of some parts of Asia such as China are stereotyped as keeping to themselves and generally being aloof. But aren't our own nations becoming this way? If people can't spare the time for a quick chat nowadays, I can certainly see why few would offer to change a tyre.
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    RE: Look at this awesome video

    I've met people similar to the guy at the end so it's possible, and in a way it's sad that we are immediately skeptical about such people as they are indeed rare. Same with stranger conversations, mainly due to either not wanting to interact with others or out of fear as you never know who you're talking to. I think before such things were not as big of a concern as my own parents have told me the same thing, when they were growing up, strangers were not looked upon as dangerously as they are now.

    To most, even their own neighbors are strangers. Overall, even if fake, I think the video raises some good concerns. It's the same with hitchhiking related scenarios to some degree, if someone sees a pretty girl walking on a rainy day, they'll probably offer her a ride. A young man and especially a grown man, probably not as they think they can either tough it out or are concerned that they will harm them.

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    RE: Look at this awesome video

    For a girl, man come one a helpless girl she will get all my help





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    RE: Look at this awesome video

    But what if she was an unattractive girl?

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    RE: Look at this awesome video

    Now that you bring that up, I'm surprised they didn't try that in their experiment either but even so, unless the girl was really unattractive, probably would still get more help than the guy.

    Another aspect that I liked that they touched upon was stereotypical thinking as I for one am not a car expert and yet it's assumed most guys are. Granted, some things I do know as I think EVERYONE regardless of their gender should know how to do certain things related to their car in case of an emergency like jumping the battery etc.

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    RE: Look at this awesome video

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis


    Initiating scepticism mode...

    1... 2... 3... activated.

    Yeah, I always become a little sceptical about videos like these. Here in the UK I'm fairly certain you need a permit of sorts for nearly any kind of video production featuring members of the public. Even as a student this is a necessity. And I'm talking about before the video production, and even after if that's not done you have to go to the person and get 100% permission. On national news, that's another story entirely. Now I'm sure anybody who gets half a dozen cameramen charging towards them would have quite a shock. Amazing how relaxed they seem.

    I look at this like I look at that Chris Hansen show. People love drama that seems to be non-fictional. Are all of these paedophiles Mr. Hansen "captures" real, or just actors? Last I checked, it's illegal to place cameras in somebody's house and forcibly enter. Back to the main topic, the young guy from five minutes onwards just seems... well, I guess his speech seems too scripted. The two of them look like bad actors. They had an amazingly convenient conversation which was extremely left-wing, which is interesting since I've read in the past about ABC's left-wing bias. Not only does their conversation seem scripted, but their body language suggests it's an unnatural interaction.

    In any case... I'll step away from that and assume that this guy was genuinely acting that way. It would certainly be a great act of generosity. A rare one, too. The fact remains a lot of people are pretty selfish. How many times do you see people on public transport keeping their bags on their laps instead of on the other seat? And how often do you see strangers making conversation? I talked to an old lady on a bus once which eventually led to this topic, and she explained how strangers started conversation far more often when she was young. The citizens of some parts of Asia such as China are stereotyped as keeping to themselves and generally being aloof. But aren't our own nations becoming this way? If people can't spare the time for a quick chat nowadays, I can certainly see why few would offer to change a tyre.
    I know what you mean, he seemed very calm when they showed the cameras to him, I think some is fake and real.


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