If someone is in a situation that makes you uncomfortable, would you give a hand? Would you do something about it or be a silent bystander and continue to let those actions happen? What would you do?
Recently, I found a mini series on ABC News called What Would You Do? and basically the show uses hidden cameras, and establishes everyday scenarios, capturing people's reactions. These reactions range from ones you expected to the unexpected reality. The series are about 7 minutes or more and within that little timing, it teaches us on how society reacts to extreme situations.
For example, I watched an episode where they had a child wanting to be a princess, but he was a boy for Halloween. The mother of the boy said no. The purpose was to capture the actions and reactions the people in the store had. Keeping in mind the mother said no in fear of her son wanting to be a girl. Many mothers were against the child's side, believing that it isn't right for kids to wear costume that wasn't meant for their gender. This theory even passed down to kids when they were asked, so it makes me wonder something. Do our parents really have influence on what we think? Of course! These kids are still very young and we are constantly taught that our parent knows best. If a child sees that their parents disagree with certain things, they will follow that action and thought.
Then, another thing why do we define ourselves through clothes? Why does any clothing have a gender? We should be able to wear whatever we want whenever and not be judged because it doesn't fit society. It's shows like this that takes you a step closer to this reality. Screens and false words blind us to have our own thoughts that we make terrible assumptions. What Would You Do? is relaxing for me to watch because I feel that it makes my brain exercise and think of ways I would help out.
If you have never seen the show before, definitely give it a try because I like said, it is not that long. It's a mini series that's at least around seven minutes. Let me know if you watched it and how you felt after watching some of it.