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Thread: Today's attitude? "It's not my problem."

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    Today's attitude? "It's not my problem."


    Last night in front of an audience of hundreds at a presentation at the University of Southern California, TV personality Bill Nye popularly known as the "Science Guy" collapsed midsentence as he walked toward a podium. Early indications are that Nye is OK, but what's odd about the incident isn't so much Nye's slight health setback as the crowd's reaction. Or, more precisely, its nonreaction, according to several accounts.

    It appears that the students in attendance, rather than getting up from their seats to rush to Nye's aid, instead pulled out their mobile devices to post information about Nye's loss of consciousness.

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    RZ Chamber of Commerce Unassisted's Avatar
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    Re: Today's attitude? "It's not my problem."

    In addition to having a college age kid, I'm taking a couple of classes at the local community college, so I have regular exposure to a cross-section of these kids.

    IMO, the generation in college now is not big on taking that kind of initiative. They're more inwardly focused. The issue is that they don't recognize it as a problem they are either supposed to fix or would be allowed to fix. It's not abdicating responsibility, it's failing to recognize the need for their action. They will address the issue if someone in authority tells them to, but until that happens they'd rather communicate with a remote friend.
    Last edited by Unassisted; 11-20-2010 at 02:25 AM.

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    Re: Today's attitude? "It's not my problem."

    If I were Bill Nye, I'd much rather have an adult rush to my aid than a college kid. It's the job of administration and security to handle a problem like this.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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