The number of elderly people has significantly increased in China, and as a result, more are injured or become ill on the street. In the past, people would usually offer assistance. Nowadays, chances are nobody will offer help. Even when people do, bystanders warn them to be careful and think twice before getting involved. The reason is that the elderly often accuse the helper for causing the injury in the first place, to get monetary compensation. Nobody wants to do good and then end up in court, so the only natural choice is to protect oneself and offer no help. Is this ethical?
Contributed by Xiaoer.
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