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Life & Death: Courage Caught On Tape

Are you a hero or a bystander?

Psychologists studying the phenomenon of courage found people fall into two categories: the rescuers and the bystanders.  

The “rescuers have self images that include a strong sense of agency; bystanders see themselves...with little control over their lives and little they can do to affect outside events.”  

Which are you?

In this video, Joel and John Reichlitz, were determined to rescue baby DJ from the flames.  “They didn’t hesitate at all. They just went to it and did it. That’s what makes them heroes to me,”  Mr. Harper said.

The smoke filled their lungs, the fire melted their skin but they weren’t going to watch on as bystanders.  

They just went in and did it.  

That’s courage.

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