The Bystander

They say when large car accidents occur or there is an emergency situation there is often a delay in which all of the people at the scene just watch believing that someone else will take action.

The bystander effect may cause us to make our greatest mistake–leading to our greatest regret.

We are all guilty of being the bystander sometimes but I believe it is our job to pay attention to the signs that are in front of us.

If you ever find yourself thinking–should I reach out to this person struggling? The answer is yes.

Because even if it is something minor and doesn’t turn out to be a tragic event you are showing someone that you care about them and that is worth more than gold.

Don’t stand by in hopes that someone else will see the problem and reach out. Instead, take initiative because you never know whose life you could possibly be saving or changing by doing so.

Even if the person isn’t in immediate danger they shouldn’t have to be alone.

I can testify to this.

In some of my darkest moments I have had people who have cared enough to break through and try to show me the light and without them I’m not sure where I would be.

I’ve had teachers, school counselors, friends, therapists, and family that have helped me understand that I have worth.

Don’t get me wrong, I still have trouble seeing through the darkness sometimes but I’m living proof that caring people do make a difference.

Make it a point to reach out to someone you know is struggling.

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