Where we came from if you got a flat tire or had car trouble someone would stop to see if they could help in a matter of minutes. Now that we live in NYC and LA, that is no longer true. For some reason cramming massive numbers of people into a small area makes them uncaring or too afraid to help. I'll leave the reasons and analysis of the social psychology of the phenomenon to more qualified people.
So, while we probably can't change this sad state of affairs, we can at least do our own little part. This week we are going to help at least 5 strangers who aren't asking for help. Coworkers, friends, and family don't count, and neither does holding the door for someone (that should just be second nature). Join in and tell us whom you helped and how you helped.