Appearance was the subject matter of a social experiment in which it was attempted to determine whether it (i.e. appearance) would affect how a person would treat another person. In this experiment, an injured person was compared with a non-injured person.
“Model Pranksters” posted on youtube a video which showcases a social experiment that they have recently conducted. In such experiment, they sought to determine whether appearance would affect of a person would treat another person who is in need of aid and comfort.
In the said video, two (2) accomplices were employed. Both of them feigned being injured by using cruthces. They then feigned falling to the ground in order to see how passersby would react. In this experiment, one accomplice is wearing a suit and a tie (in order to show his plush economic background) while the other appeared to be a sort of a serf.
The video showed that most of the passersby preferred to aid the plush-looking accomplice than the serf-looking one. It turns out that only one person attempted to give help to the serf-looking accomplice.
The results of this social experiment are very disappointing. It breaks one’s heart to see how most people are still affected by appearance before they decide to throw themselves and give help to another person.
While it is wished that the case would be different to others, it is believed, nevertheless, that every person has an innate goodness. After all, one should not lose hope in humanity.
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Video courtesy of youtube/modelpranksters. Available URL: https://youtu.be/F5CvGJds6DQ