What Would You Do? Paper

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What Would You Do? Episode __ : Helping the Homeless I. Relate the video to conscience Conscience, as defined by the Merriam – Webster Dictionary, is “the part of the mind that makes you aware of your actions as being either morally right or wrong”. It’s that tiny voice inside your head that tells you if what you’re about to do, what you’re doing or what you’ve done is essentially right or not. A lot of people nowadays tend to ignore this for fear of being ridiculed or judged by other people, even if what they did was actually right. The American television news magazine and hidden camera show entitled “Primetime: What Would You Do?”, which aired their first episode in February 2008 and still continue to do so, reveal how bystanders…show more content…
They treated him with respect and they looked past the homeless man’s appearance and saw him as just another person ordering lunch in a restaurant. They weren’t quick to judge the other person and that’s how we should all be. We shouldn’t let a person’s appearance or state of living affect our perception of the person because we don’t know what this person went through to end up in that state and we don’t know all the hardships and the problems he encountered that made him land where he is now and we should always remember that a person’s past doesn’t determine his future. The negative point in the video is how the two men and the two women reacted toward the homeless man. The two women told the bartender to make the homeless man a to-go instead of eating inside because his smell bothered them and didn’t ruin their appetite but “it didn’t help”, either. The two men, on the other hand, didn’t even acknowledge the homeless man and acted as if he wasn’t there in the first place. John Quiñones asked one of the men about his opinion about the homeless man and he said that he shouldn’t have entered the restaurant to get lunch there and he should’ve gotten it in a different and more appropriate location, saying that it was the “wrong place”. This is the problem with people nowadays, we are too judgmental and we’re too quick to judge someone based on how
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