I find myself constantly surprised at the rudeness and selfishness of people I encounter on a daily basis. I’m not sure why it continues to surprise me, but it does. Could it be that I want to believe that within every person there is some good? That at everyone’s base, there is a decent human being? Or maybe I’m setting the standard based on who I am. I am not tooting my own horn when I say that. I simply find that it mostly comes natural to me to think of others…I mean, don’t get me wrong; I have my bad days too. What has gone wrong with people? How did they get this way? Honestly, it has taken a toll on me. I find on same days it makes me sad…but more often than not, it makes me put on layer after layer of protection so to speak. I find myself avoiding people because, perhaps, I don’t want to continue to lose faith in them. I also find myself becoming increasingly cynical. I know it isn’t right…but I’m just being real with you all. The reality is that I am not helping the world if I don’t get back out into it and help diffuse the selfishness and rudeness with kindness and thoughtfulness. What has happened to the Golden Rule?–Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Any thoughts from any readers out there?