I don't feel good about what I didn't do - page 4
Well, guys. Confession is good for the soul. I'm not asking whether I acted correctly because I know I did not. But let me tell you what the deal is. I was on my way to church to babysit in the... Read More
Aug 12, '02Dennie
I believe that Stargazer hit the bulls eye when she discussed following your instinct. Sometimes you just get a feeling, like, "I shouldn't be here", and in this case if you had ignored that feeling, you might not be here to tell us about what happened. The man was intoxicated, and had an unlicensed gun. Who knows what his reaction might have been if you had tried to wake him.
I do agree that we can make the world better by our actions and behavior, but not by placing our own safety in jeopardy. Your heart was in the right place, you were concerned, and you called 911.
I've lived in the city, and in some not too nice areas, and it's sad, but you do have to think of every possible consequence if you involve yourself in assisting someone who appears to be in trouble. Especially in areas associated with gangs.
Don't be too hard on yourself, because you did what any other prudent (city wise) person would have done. Stay safe.
Aug 12, '02If you felt the situation was bizarre and not right you were right to get out of there. Although I can understand Rusty's point of view too it seems to me that your karma can also judge when you are not in the presence of a kind/safe person. You have to follow your best instinct.
You did great by calling 911, and I have a feeling that if the same thing happened tomorrow you would jump in and do whatever you could- but only if the situation wasn't threatening. And that is exactly what you should do. I don't think you should feel guilty or selfish, especially considering how it turned out (drug dealer?!)