Why is it that when you park in a parking lot with LOTS of parking space that someone decides to park RIGHT next to you? And then they have to squeeze their way out of their car!
What is wrong with people?
I don’t know. It left me thinking of other unexplainable things that people do.
- You pushed the button for the elevator and someone comes up and pushes the SAME button.
- People talking very loudly on their phones. Why is it that voice levels are higher when someone is on the phone?
- New employees who immediately want to take over.
- People who throw their money or credit card on the register.
- People who get way too close.
- People who barrel out of the aisles with their shopping carts without looking.
- You set up your chairs in the park or on the beach and someone sets up right next to you.
So what IS wrong with people? Two things: Selfishness and Impatience.
People want to do what they want to do when they want it. They do not want to wait on anything or anyone. We no longer care about the “Golden Rule” or any other rules for that matter. Instead of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, we just try to get ours done first. People are wrapped up in their own little worlds more than ever thanks to our smartphones. It’s me and my friends list and if you’re not in that list then you are invisible and not worth my time.
Yep, that’s the world we live in now.
Honestly, I have been walking in the hallway of the building where I walk and people will run over you if you are in their way. People refuse to move or acknowledge you are there. It’s crazy. You begin to think that you are invisible and, sadly, that’s how people see you if you aren’t a member of their little world.
And don’t get me started on people’s use of language. It is very discouraging how people have a total disregard for others. It used to be that people were more conscious of their surroundings and courteous of others. People have no problems rattling off repeated F-bombs without regard to who is around. In the not so distance past, men would apologize if they accidentally cursed in front of a woman. Oh, forget that now. The women are cussing back just as much as the men. It’s sad really.
Don’t even think of calling someone out about their selfish actions or they will rip you a new one. It amazes me that you can correct someone for doing wrong yet they fuss you out about it when THEY are the ones in the wrong. So let’s add prideful to the selfish and impatience of our society now.
So what can we do about this?
Not a damn thing I’m afraid. I blame smart phones for how bad is has become and the mentality behind it. The attitudes have gotten worse the minute we have a communication device in our hands instead of the people in front of us.
The only thing we can do is to not let the selfish/impatience/prideful attitudes of others change us. Sure, we are all selfish at times but not the extreme we see out there today. The actions of others doesn’t mean we have a right to join them. I do think you still need to pick your battles and stand up for yourself when you think it is necessary. You also have to be careful with that too because people are so angry and just ready to blow a fuse.
You will end up really disappointed if you think people will do for you as you do for them. Not everyone has the same heart as you do. The important thing is to do our part. It might not change others but we must not allow the negativity to change us.