There are many aspects to the Bystander Effect:
- fear of getting it wrong
- assuming someone else is better equipped to do something
- fear of being embarrassed
- assuming someone else will take care of it
These are all common barriers to action.
Heroes often have to break through those mental barriers in order to take action. And sometimes, when they do, others gain the confidence to follow suit.
Watching this video, you can see exactly how to crush the Bystander Effect. One at time, people come to the aid of a trapped motorcyclist, until there are enough of them to save his life.
The next time you see someone in need, just remember there might be others who are just waiting for your lead.