Okay, I just need to rant for a minute…
Why do some people think that everything revolves around them? When did common courtesy become uncommon? I guess what I’m really asking is…WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???
That would be a long list, wouldn’t it? I’m not that old, but I do remember a time when people were actually decent to each other. I shi…oops, I mean…kid you not. Imagine… people opening doors for each other, people driving as if they understand that there are, in fact, other drivers sharing the road, people not having a loud conversation in the middle of the movie theater while the main feature is playing, people offering help…with no expectation of a returned favor! Mind boggling, isn’t it?
How did we get here? Is it a result of dumbing-down school curricula over decades–a sort of ignorance of decency? Is this the consequence of everybody-gets-a-trophy entitlement? Did it arise from the ever-increasing popularity of the YouTube-ready clips of people “showing out?” When did that become entertaining, and what does that say about us? When did we begin to stop valuing each others’ humanness?
Don’t have a cow; I’m not making sweeping generalizations. I KNOW there are still kind people in the world, but you have to admit that they are getting more and more difficult to find, and there are many more observable instances of unkindness. It’s unfortunate. I wish that weren’t the case.
I’m no Pollyanna, but there has to be a way to remedy this. I’ve always said, “There’s no cure for a**hole that doesn’t end in prison-time,” but seriously, there has to be something we can do. Maybe a nation-wide movement…Down with D-bags! …Well, that’s not very family-friendly, but…we’ll come up with the name later…in the meantime, I guess I’ll have to do my part by continuing to act right, even when others do not, by taking random and frequent opportunities to show others kindness, even when they cannot return the favor, and by remembering to add to the solution, and not to the problem.