Sunday, April 6, 2014


                       Most of us rely on others when we are among a group of people. We experience a different perspective in a group then when we are alone. In a group of people a lot of us, feel there's no need to panic when something happens around us. As the author Carol Tavris focus in the article "In groups we shrink"  how people in groups and others alone react very differently in a variety of serious situation.  She tells us that when someone is alone are more likely to be faster and alert to act then in a group of people. From personal experience and  facts from the reading I think she's right.
                       I remember a few years ago, when I was riding in the bus heading home. Staring out the window and suddenly I started to see smoke going up the sky. As we get closer to the smoke, I discovered there was a building on fire. No one was at the location yet. Everyone in the bus was arise to see the fire, some started to take their phones out but not to call for help but to video tape the incident. Unfortunately minutes later people seated back down and everything was back to normal.
                      Tavris states that psychologists call this behavior " diffusion of responsibility" or "social loafing". That people in groups don't want to take the responsibility of taking an action because they feel like someone else have done so already. So they just hung around watching or some try to ignore and move on like it didn't exits. Whereas individual have no choice but to react rapidly to a situation knowing that no one is around to depend on to act but them. For instance, when I was driving Last week about 11 pm , I saw this older men had fall down on the floor of sidewalk. There was no else around but me without any hesitation, I stopped and helped the guy on a ride home.
                      We have to start with our self to change this habit. We must  stop depending on each other to act. This laziness would only make things worst then what they already is. Its a behavior that convince our self to change. We have to understand that even though we among others, we still have to act as if we were alone. Even if we know or feel strongly like someone else has already taken care of it. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog 2 Summary

         As Humans being we attend to believe things strongly that we hear from others. In the text "I know the truth,So dont bother me with the facts". The author Jeffery Kluger shows is how hard is it changing people from believing what they think it's its the truth. Even though facts have been displayed fully to them in different ways.

Thursday, March 6, 2014


                           From the early hours of my day, until I lay my eyes to sleep. I can't help noticing overflow of advertisement post and commercial in our life basis, from the start of my day as head to nearest transportation, looking around post on top building, vehicles, business and streets. As the author Kalle Lasn states in the article "Hype" that there is an estimated 12 billion displayed ads every single day dumped into the North America 's collective unconscious. I must agree with author that advertisement are the most prevalent and toxic of the mental pollutants. There isn't a place to avoid it. Any opportunity they have to capture our attention, they will not hesitate to take it.
                         As I head down the stairs to the subway station I look up and I see there screen for ads on the top of  subway station. Trains arrives and go in and look around and post are filled all over the train. I look in my smart phone to check on the time and notice new text messages and come to find out their ads commercial send to my phone. Its becoming very hard to avoid ads, its very irritating. We were becoming so materialistic, and our needs of what I recall "unnecessary items" have increased in so many levels.