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way too many assholes just pass him by, but good for the cab driver that stopped and helped.
Sadly in China there are also way too many scammers so no one has guts to help people like the cab driver.
Honest question, how could the cab driver have been scammed in that situation?
Edit: nvm. An accomplice could’ve stolen the car I guess
China doesn’t have a Good Samaritan law. If anything happens to the blind man, he could accuse the driver instead.
Actually I recently heard on a podcast (take this with a grain of salt) that China has recently implemented a Good Samaritan law but it doesn't have a caveat in it where you have to be doing something helpful just have to think that it's helpful. Meaning someone could need the Heimlich and you give them a pen trachelectomy to help them breath, inevitably killing them and it's perfectly fine
Stuff you should know, I believe. They're usually more researched than the average podcast.
this was would be a distraction to get you out of the car. While you're out, someone jumps into your car and grabs phone, wallet etc. or they can steal the car completely
Cause some girl help an old woman off the bus once..
The old woman intentionally took a fall, and told the girl she wasn't going to sue her for medical unless..
It's screwed up there.
They might not have noticed he was blind to be fair
but if he is on a pedestrian crossing, how come they keep driving ? here (UK) it's illegal to drive while someone is on the crossing. You must stop for someone who is on the crossing.
You see it in Chinese tourists as well. Americans aren't the greatest tourists but the Chinese are awful.
I knew one Chinese student in an art class of mine who was not only just taking the course for a gen ed credit (so, already didn't care much, but many of the American kids were like that too) but would actively put in zero effort to any project because she thought of the class as a joke requirement and an easy A. It was a college-level sculpture class, if she wanted an easy A for her arts gen ed, she should have taken art history 101 or something. she would constantly be on her phone during critiques and while the instructor was explaining new projects and she wouldn't follow the basic instructions of the prompts for each project, turning in work that she spent minimal time on. and then she had the audacity to be shocked and upset when she was informed she would fail if she didn't do really well on the final project despite it being the kind of class where as long as the instructor could tell you were putting in some effort, you would pass - you were judged solely on being able to follow directions, fulfil the prompts, and to explain how and why you did stuff during critique. it definitely wasn't a language barrier either because there was another international student in that class from East Asia with a similar level of English fluency, but that student was from Korea. She actually gave a shit, and aced the class, because really all it boiled down to was giving a shit.
just... what a waste of your parents' money.
I'm a Canadian born white man, I lived in China for a while. Yes it is much different. There's an overwhelming sense of community at times and in some smaller cities. There is also an amount of apathy in places, I've noticed more in larger cities. Reason mostly being, there are a FUCK ton of people there. Like downtown shanghai for example it's just so overwhelmingly frustrating because of the sheer mangitude of people there. They become conditioned to pretty much not give a shit about whats going on around them. It's difficult to understand from a western perspective to be honest, and I'm trying to be as impartial as possible. Granted, also I'm not illustrating the political and social factors and how the country is governed which certainly contribute to the indifference which these videos show.
the political and social factors and how the country is governed which certainly contribute to the indifference
I believe you but am curious - How do you think their gov't is able to affect the societies sense of community? Policy? Fostering a cutthroat culture?
Maybe we can learn from their mistake.
It's not designed to be cutthroat, their entire structure is meant to be community focused and not on individual gain. I can only speak from what I can say from indirect experience, my fiancé is mainland Chinese born in southern China near chongqing. When she was in elementary, there were never prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. Everyone Recieves "excellent participation". This all said, of course there are select few that excel and are recognized. Now this results in their current 'social credit' system. Basically from my understanding is that you really never want to be caught speaking out against the community or government, but moreover, they do not want individualim, only homogeneous perspectives. Like I said, it's a much different place. That said, I love my home country, but I also really love China
I used to love working with Chinese small-electronics vendors. Like, legitimately loved it more than US or European vendors.
They stab you right in your face. Never in the back. They look you right in the eyes and they say "We have your money. There was a warehouse fire. You'll never get your product. Your $500,000 is gone. Anyway, what else do you want to order?"
You know there wasn't a warehouse fire, but they always had the balls to just say it and not drag it out. Seriously, it's like your best friend shaking your hand and stabbing you in the eye at the same time. He then invites you out for a round of golf.
US vendors just drag everything out until you get tired of complaining. They keep pretending like they care, even though you know they don't. At least Chinese companies have absolutely no compassion. It's like ripping off a bandaid. Get it over with quick.
But seriously, China has some really weird cultural things about helping people out. That first video... Man, I'm not watching any of the others.
Holy shit, the guy who ran her over first was only given 3½ years.
If you're posting the viral reddit video that I've heard about, then I'm pretty sure any pedestrian who sees the pulverized corpse of a little girl might just be trying to avoid the gore of the psychological PTSD.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of them covered their eyes from that. It's not easy to witness, especially in already stressful environments.
Also please inform people if its NSFL. Reddit isnt just some site for spamming sick collections of links without a sincere preface.
Does China not know about red and green traffic lights? Is that not a thing there???
I can't stress this enough. I've been to China 4 times and it only makes me agree with that statement more. People will blatantly push each other and step on their feet to get subway seats, cough and spit their throat bullshit on your feet, take all of the food from a buffet, etc.
On the other hand, I've met some very kind and generous people there, but nowhere near the amount of jerks.
The "selfish" one was very funny, thanks!
Yeah, The last one clip in the third video gave me a good chuckle. Never seen someone fake an injury quite like that, the witnesses seemed a bit dumbfounded as well.
This post could use a little less racism
Chinese isn't a race. It's a nationality. And people of the same nationality share general tendencies. Obviously that's not to say ALL Chinese people are selfish. But it's certainly fair to judge a general cultural tendency.
Google Han Chinese.
If you think Chinese culture is more self centered than American culture then you literally don’t know the first thing about Chinese culture.
I didn't say they were more self-centered than American culture. I was merely pointing out that China is a nation, and nations tend to share cultural identities. And calling out those cultural tendencies isn't racism, because the accusation isn't being made against a race.
You didn’t say it, you defended somebody who did. I was pointing out that saying ‘Chinese people are X’ is in fact racist because Chinese people are by-and-large a distinct ethnicity and such a stupid claim is not made upon the basis of a genuine critique of their culture. It’s a prejudice based on nothing but self-congratulatory notions of the inferiority of other cultures.
Disregarding, for a moment, that the nuance you try to introduce is false, its a distinction without a difference. As if such beliefs about other cultures would be less inane or less bigoted than beliefs about other races.
Look, I can't help that over 90% of Chinese people are ethnically the same. But criticizing a culture is not the same as criticizing a race. Cultures make decisions. Those decisions can be good or bad. If a culture makes bad decisions, that culture deserves to be criticized for those decisions.
And just to be clear. I'm not making the claim that Chinese people are selfish. All I'm saying is that the claim itself is not racist.
Which is the equivalent to saying that Middle Easterners are terrorists. Not saying ALL Middle Easterners are terrorists. But it seems to be a cultural tendency.
I get what you're saying, but holy shit, the behavior of Chinese nationals seems to be overwhelmingly shitty. From what I've read, it seems to come from decades of living under really repressive communism, which encouraged a particular form of selfish thinking. Cleverness, deceitfulness, and personal gain at any cost seems to be the common denominator.
By the way, I have a lot of Chinese-American friends and acquaintances, and they're almost all great, upstanding people.
If you’re still making sweeping statements about 1.4 billion people then you truly don’t get what I’m saying
What percentage of the people in the linked videos stopped for a pedestrian?
because it's an intersection and the light turned green
i think the zebra crossing aren't used in intersections in the uk but they are in china. so basically the blind guy started walking too late and the light changed before he made it to the other side
The light changed. Yield to pedestrians in walkway is usually for walkways without a light.
In the US and even between different cities the laws are different. Where I live pedestrians always have right of way even if they are breaking the law. Now they cannot cross legally in different places but if they are crossing their safety is considered more important than preventing traffic congestion. If you are turning onto a street with 2 or more lanes and the pedestrian is on the other side of the street you may make the turn though.
Plenty of people in the US still blow crosswalks in the US. Doing that to a guy with a white can in a crossing, every person that keeps driving should be beaten to death and their immediate gene pool chlorinated.
I don't think they have laws in China
The law is reinforced in the UK, in China no one gives a damn. Same in most of Europe tbh, try cross a busy road in Spain, good luck!
Not all of Spain. When I was in Tenerife everyone stopped for pedestrians. I was very impressed how universal it was.
But then again they also spoke English in Tenerife which is not common in the rest of Spain (where I've been at least).
This is absolutely crazy and quite depressing that so many didn’t help.
Right? Eff all these people for not stopping.
A month or so ago in the general area I used to live there was an old man crossing the street and he fell. Someone stopped to help him only to see not one, but three people run him over.
Life has no value is some Asian countries. Better off to leave someone dead than to be involved and go to jail or like one country, pay damages for their injury for their life or kill them to prevent paying and just face the "accidental" homicide charge.
Tons of asshole drivers out there. Was towing a golf cart one time and the strap broke and it went flipping down the highway. So I was trying to push a golf cart across a 4 lane highway in Dallas after the cops literally said they were to busy and it would be 2 hours for an officer to show up.
So It was like playing the frogger game with my life while cars zoomed past at 60-70 mph. Finally a truck driver blocked the last 2 lanes and allowed me to push the cart on my trailer.
Looks like LA too lol
What gets me is that they don't stop for someone struggling, but they will stop for someone who can look them in the eye if they act like assholes.
They are scared the moment they pull over to help the blind man someone will steal his car.
You know thats why cars have keys and a magic button to lock your car.
That was such a dumb response I ain't even gonna bother explaining why the cons rely on ppl not locking the car in this situation...
If you were worried someone as going to steal your car, you can lock your car when you exit.
The point is, ppl passing by might expect it, ppl stopping to help usually don't expect it. Therefore they are targeted by the con ppl. Same as there are stupid or gullible ppl targeted on the internet with ad cons to steal your password. You don't expect everyone to click it. Only some of them. And it works so that's why they do it. This wasn't a question of expecting something if it's a con... There I went and explained it anyway... Joke's on me.
I think you are missing the point though.
Nobody stopped, if people thought their car would be stolen they could lock their car.
I am not the one missing the point since I know what was the point of my post...
I am surprised in China that someone actually helped. Too many videos of literal children getting run over...multiple times before anyone helps.
There was a famous video about Wang Yue posted before. Some commenters explained that the driver basically hit her, and then tried to kill her. Although my understanding is very limited, the commenters were saying that it was more economical under chinese law for the driver to kill her and face time in jail, then risk her surviving and suing the ever loving shit out of him for life long injuries.
The same goes for the 18 people who walked by and ignored her. Stephen Meier explained on Quora " There is also no Good Samaritan law in China so citizens may be scared they might be sued or face charges or costs or somehow be impacted by taking action, so easier and safer just to avoid it."
Maybe a Chinese national can provide better insight than myself on this matter, but this is how I understand it.
From what I have read, judges in China will apportion damages to every person involved even if you render help. The reasoning is that only a person who is responsible will help.
Heartbreaking that kindness gets looked down upon.
If the victim is injured, the driver would have to take care of the victim till he/she is dead, which means a shit ton of money, so people would rather just kill the victim and serve jail time.
The absence of Good Samaritan law plus the Peng Yu case mean that the "victim" can sue whoever helped him/her for compensation, and the court rule is probably going to be in favor of that demand: now chances are that the old man on the ground genuinely needs help, and neither him or his family member will sue you, but why take the chance?
It's utterly disgusting, but unless a new precedent is made its not going to improve.
I wouldn't be surprised if Social Credit went down for helping.
There are many helpful and kind people in China too, afterall there is 1.3 billion people there. It's just that the bad videos are more popular.
That's one of the most fucked up things I've seen in a while. Shows how much you can depend on human decency. Apparently that Taxi driver is Jesus reincarnated based off the standard.
Last time some one helped an old lady” injured” on the ground and he got framed for £50k , the law in China is that unless proven innocent you are always guilty, helping people may seem like the normal thing to do, but not in China. Mind you normal people in that area saves up £20k in a life time.
Praise your past politicians for having established your free universal healthcare system. The biggest monument to solidarity ever built.
When I discovered these Asian videos I also found about those psychopathological laws you describe.
In my country, you can only get fined if you don't help. And hospitals are free as well
Yes a reason why people are so wary to the point of ignoring is because hospitals are endless money sucking pit in China. Doctors earn cuts from selling prescribed medicine and surgeons earn cuts from surgical equipment usage.
Really? I broke my hip in Shanghai and got treated to top-level medical care including x-rays and an overnight stay for a whopping $90. (Had to fly back to the U.S. for surgery, which wasn’t fun)
Maybe I was being given “token white guy” service?
Perhaps it's because unlike what reddit wants to believe not everything in China is so black and white.
Yes you did, my family went to the best hospitals all over China because they all claim they can treat my grandfathers cancer which was terminal to start with, we took all our chances but realised until the few minutes before he passed they are still persuading us to buy medicine which cost us £500k in total that amount isn’t a joke btw, a month stay at the hospital rounded up around 20k£
Where are you getting this information from?
What information do you mean by their earning I know people living there and I know how much they make and the framing is all over China it’s is a well known phenomenon because people abuse the law, search up “ Chinese pengci” you will know exactly what I mean
Which area is that? 20k in a lifetime sounds like an impossible statistic even for low income areas of China.
Taking away costs £20 k is 200 k in Chinese currency and I can absolutely assure you third line city in China average that savings per lifetime. This is a small city in shandong province.
Dang I’ve only been to Shanghai so I guess I didn’t see the full picture but a lot of people I met have jobs that pay twice that in a year
Typical of china.
I ain't no punk but this made me tear up! Someone so helpless and in danger should have been assisted without hesitation. Props to the taxi driver for he showed character and selflessness.
So as great as this is that he got safely across the street, if you're ever in a position where you need to help someone who is visually impaired, this is really not the way to do it. Use your voice. Ask if they would like help, then offer your elbow (explain verbally that you are holding out your elbow) then lead them across the street. Please just don't go grabbing blind people's canes and dragging them places.
Really? He was trapped in the middle of the road and the cab driver had to act quickly. In any other situation this is true... but come onnnnn
I literally said I'm glad he made it across the street safetly. This man clearly also needs more training in how to safely use his cane. I'm saying that in case anyone ELSE is in a position where they need to help someone with a white cane, here's proper protocol because people do this shit (pulling blind people around either by their cane or their arm) all the time. This is how people think blind people should be lead.
Lmao but why say that at all. You think people are so fucking stupid they are gonna grab the cane? Bro
People do this! People are stupid. They grab the cane, or they just randomly grab the guys arm without so much as a hello and start dragging him around. I work a lot with people with disabilities so I see this all the time. People are dumb and think they're being helpful.
Um shit was going on bro. Nice fantasy world but there like 8 lanes of traffic
*record scratch* Now you may be asking yourself how I ended up here.
People are stupid.
Am I to assume that there's no indication of when to walk and when not to walk in China?
China is so wide and the wealth gap is so huge there that it doesn’t surprise me to see a lack of proper infrastructure for disabled people. Plus, given the sheer width of the crossover and the amount of traffic, it would have required some powerful speakers for them to be heard over it.
There are traffic lights, lots of them even have countdowns to show you how much time you have, but the thing is the roads are often too wide to cross without rushing, and not a lot of people on roads have good patience.
Yeah, where I come from you're supposed to give way to pedestrians when you pull up to a pedestrian crossing.
Yeah, supposed to. The pedestrian experience in car-oriented places is terrible. Eye contact's a necessity.
I often cross a 7-lane road with fast cars. This is a "civilized" Western country.
Right-turners sometimes cut me off. 2-3 left-turning cars can pass before I reach the middle; despite the ongoing pedestrian signal, following cars assume the road's clear and also attempt to turn. Or they think they're fast enough to beat me (leading to awkward stops in front of the crosswalk).
The timer allows ~30 seconds. I have good eyes and good legs; I take about 20. A slow walker could easily be "marooned" in the middle where there are no pedestrian buttons. Plus, the sound that's supposed to help blind pedestrians doesn't play. The speaker must be broken.
7 lanes is bad enough. I'd hate to cross a 10-lane highway.
Somebody get this guy a GoFundMe and I'll contribute. It's time we crowd source human dignity.
Watching this boggles my mind. What kind of inhumane asshole are you not to have the compassion to stop and help a man who is obviously impaired.
maybe i'm an asshole, but i think the world would be a better place if all the assholes who SWERVED around this man fell into a giant inescapable hole.
The cab driver is absolutely praiseworthy, but I do have some understanding for the other drivers. It can be hard to recognize the situation when driving by. I was in a similar situation over a decade ago with an elderly (slow) street crosser and all I did was navigate around the person (the first instinct to avoid hitting them); though I believe they eventually crossed safely, to this day I regret not recognizing what was happening and acting more charitably. I just didn't fully realize what the situation was until it had passed me.
I dont know if this is international but in Singapore we’re taught that if you are to lead a blind man to their destination.
Notify them you’re there by speaking out verbally, instead of tapping their shoulders. Cause it’s less scary.
Don’t grab their hands or arm, instead, tap the back of their hand to yours and they’ll make their way up to your elbow and above, have them grab you instead.
Walk slowly and inform them of any change of terrain.
Once you’ve reached their destination tell them. And if you have to leave, tell them beforehand or they might just stand there and wait for you cluelessly.
It was nice that he got out to help the guy, but grabbing the walking stick and just dragging him off isn't really the right way to do it
In case anyone wants to help a blind person across a road, have them grab your arm instead of grabbing their cane.
Thank goodness for that red circle.
What the F*** is wrong with these people
All the rest were assholes.
When you want to help but you are in hurry.
Assholes fulling this world
You shall not worship other gods!
Wtf. Those fucking people need to fucking die
What in the actual fuck is wrong with people to not stop in this situation?
Where is this? I can't even imagine this happening in canada
Fucking shitty people.
For him, every day is a Bird Box challenge
What a nice cabbie. I can’t imagine trying to cross the street as being one of the toughest things I had to face each day. Life is already tough for that poor person.
I bet he had the meter running though
Dude was trying to play Frogger lol
Why people like these won't stay home? They are helpless driving their cars and careless for the needed.
Asshole to good person ratio was 99 to 1 that day
Oh FFS. What is wrong with humanity. Are those pricks blind aswell? That taxi driver is a hero.
fuck all these people
This is a perfect allegory for why I am a misanthrope.
Nice of him to help, but yanking him by the cane seems a bit aggressive.
Oh my god that’s beautiful! Gives me more hope I’m the human race no pun intended.
What a bunch of complete dickheads
How cruel of all the other people who didn't bother to stop and help.
Super fucking assholes. This guy's gonna get all the good citizenship points for today
People are shit.
Good on him.
But why is he even crossing without a light?
Blind. Did you not read the title?
I wonder of our messianic cab driver decided to pause the meter? :)
How cruel of all the other people who didn't bother to help.
In America somebody would steal his car.
or spin the blind guy around to make him disoriented
Aw come on now, us Americans like to have a bit of fun. We would give him a few spins in the desk chair, tie it up to the back of our pickup, and best be damn sure that nice old man will be across that street in the time it takes to “YEEHAW” while we shoot our 12 gauge wildly in the air.
Of course, a bald eagle will appear and snatch the old man up into the sky afterwards, but technically he will have crossed the street.
I honestly cant imagine how bad life must be living in a country like this.... I am so greatful that scenes like this are completely unthinkable around here
Redditors are fucking ignorant fucks who know nothing of the world. You deserve better my friend.
Wow. All of them assholes are in too much of a hurry and almost hit him. Wtf.
I’m sure some were yelling “get out of the way, you blind fuck!” Crazy
1 out of thousands humans in china is still nice. At least theres one.
Probably just did it for the social credit points.
Off camera he mugged the poor blind guy
Are the chinese just the most inhumane ethnic group on the planet? I’ve seen way too many of these videos to brush it off.