Whatever happened to common courtesy?
When did it become okay to worry more about ME than about my neighbor?
I’m not sure when this realization began to creep into my consciousness but lately it seems like the evidence is all around me…our society is becoming so engrossed in our own lives that we have forgotten about those around us.
It used to be that when we were considering an action we would think about how that decision would affect those around us including our family, friends, neighbors and such. Now it seems like we make our decisions based solely on what we think is best for us and don’t even consider how it will affect others.
Example: In New Jersey a new law was recently enacted where if you are driving a car and there is a pedestrian in a crosswalk you can be fined up to $200 and 2 points on your license if you don’t stop and let that pedestrian cross the street.
It saddens me to think that we have to have BIG government tell us to let the little old lady cross the street.
Is our own life so important that we have blinders on and potentially cause accidents and harm people?
I’m not saying that we should go to extremes here but if we just opened our minds and hearts just a little bit to what our actions might do to the rest of the people that co-habitate this planet of our I think life we be a little better for all of us.
Until Next Time…