The blase attitude. Read this article, and it just shouts out to you the numbness that has taken over most, of the human race. I know most of would say, “No I would never walk past someone hurting, or in need of help”, but I am sure thats what the people in this article thought too. Simmel would recognize the power the individual has within this subjective world. These people who passed by the man in distress, clearly were proving the idea of the blase. In this world, we are subject to so much stimuli that it sometimes ends up with the person blocking out something that can be happening right in front of them. I am sure certain people may have thought, oh well someone else will come by and help the man. But, before even thinking that, you have to acknowledge that there was a lack of concern within the people who passed that man, lack of concern that is probably due to having to many options as humans in this society. The individual is trying to maintain its individuality/ self against the powers of society and what it puts in their way. It is sad that this idea and make people play out this way, but Simmel guessed it.