Does the Lack of Consideration Make You A Bad Person?
I really try to always be aware of how my actions impact others. I try to be quiet early in the mornings when others are asleep in the house. I don’t play my music loud when I know others might not like my choices. I try to pick up after myself so as to not create a mess for someone else to clean up.
In a general sense I simply try to always take other people into consideration when living my life.
I don’t think others do this. Or at least I don’t think many others live in this way.
Of course I’m not perfect, but I am at minimum aware that I’m not the only human being on the planet. I wonder if I am alone in my observation or have you noticed this as well where you live? It seems to me that there are a lot of people who are so completely consumed with what they are doing that they simply don’t take the time to think about others.
I am in Jacksonville, NC and someone in the room beside mine was slamming cabinets or drawers at 5 am. Now at 3 pm I wouldn’t care, but at 5 am this person might as well have been banging a gong! How can this person not have enough self-awareness to think that slamming drawers would bother other people in other rooms?
Another observation is when people are walking and texting, while looking down at their phone, and they expect you to move out of their way. They are completely oblivious to any other human on the planet, never look up, don’t pay attention to where they are walking and basically walk through people. I find this incredibly inconsiderate.
Or maybe it is just me? I do see some people showing consideration and displaying a solid set of manners. Unfortunately I see a huge gap in manners in younger people when it comes to social interaction. It seems as though the modern parent just didn’t ingrain the necessity of being considerate, thinking of others and using manners.
Many behavioral psychologists state that people are more narcissistic now than at any other time in history. To some degree I blame social media and the mobile device. People are living more online now and pay less attention to what is going on in the real world. What is amazing is how quickly the mobile device has changed our behavior. In less than 10 years the mobile device has completely changed how the modern world functions. It has changed how we shop. It has changed how businesses advertise. It has changed how we interact with one another. It has completely changed our expectations of nearly everything around us.
We want things faster, faster and even faster. We focus more on ourselves and less on how our decisions and actions impact those around us.
I’m not sure it makes people bad people, but it is annoying when others seem to more concerned with anything they are doing than how their actions impact my life. Or, like I said earlier, maybe it’s just me. Hope you have a great Wednesday.