Concern for Others

Today, Mr. Iu urged us to show concerns beyond our personal interests using the tragedy of Kitty Genovese’s Murder. The bone-chilling story perfectly illustrated the concept of Bystander Effect, which explained the human behavior of inaction in light of others’ needs. Although we don’t often see the tragic consequence of human apathy like Kitty Genovese’s Murder, we experience Bystander Effect in our school community every day. Mr. Iu shared with us how he had witnessed students walking pass litter on the playground as it was invisible or feeling indifferent when a charity donation box was passed among them. As we are all in a time of great needs, especially emotionally, let’s take heed of Mr. Iu’s appeal: “be sensitive to other’s needs and offer help”. Keep an eye out for your fellow Xaverians!