This post was edited by andrewyan at 2012-6-28 10:07|
Could you dare to rush to help or support an old person having fallen down by the roadside? Actually this is not a question to be raised but the mere thought of “Peng Yu Case” mentally tortures pedestrians who just fall into an embarrassing situation. If they look on indifferently, they will be immediately under the severe attack form the public opinions, so they should be morally reprehensible and may feel greatly conscience-stricken; yet if they dare to rush for the rescue, they just feel their heart still fluttering with fear that they might be another “Peng Yu”.
In 2006 a young man named Peng Yu fell into a defendant who was judged for a compensation of 0.13 million yuan for having helped up an old lady falling down on the roadside. To his great satisfaction, his case was recalled as a great compromise, but the negative impact was really immeasurable. Currently people are seriously infected with Peng Yu Sequela. “Helping others is risky, so think thrice and then act” is so popular and prevailing among the general public who are now worldly-wise and play safe. When an old person falling down in need of help or support and pedestrians even feel dumbfounded and uneasy, they still dare not to give a helping hand.
Our modern society is so beautiful and people are friendly and kindhearted, so a few inharmonious issues like this are quite normal, but it can not represent the mainstream in our society. “Helping and relieving those in danger and need” is the Chinese traditional virtue, which will never be outdated with the elapse of the times.
To my mind, we should treat the old person falling down on the roadside as the case may be. If the old person is still clearly conscious, we should inquire about specific conditions about his or her fall and whether he or she could remember the whole process; if he or she could remember all about it, it is likely that he is suffering a swoon or a cerebrovascular accident and we should immediately send him or her to hospital or call at 120 for help.
Each of us will grow old, and your parents or elder relatives might have the same accident or mishap and how could you wish someone might help them up or give them the necessary rescue.
Benevolence and kindheartedness know no bounds. Each time an old person is suddenly afflicted with such a mishap, just do me a great favor by rushing up and giving a helping hand! You are helping others but at the same time you are actually doing justice to yourself.