In the article “Questions Surround a Delay in Help for a Dying Man,” from the New York Times, it explains a shocking occurrence that happened in Queens, New York. Essentially, a homeless and illegal man was trying to help a woman from a conflict with another unknown man. While he was trying to help, he was stabbed. In the following hour after the incident, the man laid on the ground bleeding to death, while bystanders just walked by, minding their own business. By the time someone did call, and help arrived, the man was already dead. What is wrong with this situation? Why didn’t someone stop to help this dying man sooner? According to Georg Simmel’s theory, this would be a prime example of the blasé attitude. This being that the social environment of the city has so much stimulus that it has overwhelmed us and we begin to ignore and gray things out. Maybe over time this Blasé attitude has compromised our morals. What if we are so engrossed in everything around us that we become immune such situations as homeless men laying on the ground. We longer are morally concerned with his life and crucial needs because we have to get to work, or get to class, or even watch our favorite show. There is so much stimulus all around us that we don’t have the time to worry about anybody else but ourselves and what we want to engage in that day. This is a sad truth of our modern day society.