Have you been on Public Transportation? Have you witnessed disrespectful people in public facilities in Malls, on our streets, in our cafes and restaurants? Have you seen such horrible acts take place on others? Has doing good deeds and respecting other people become rare? It is not right to disrespect people and treat others in a disorderly fashion. I have seen many people being disrespected and tormented in public and it is ridiculous.
Let me begin to tell you a story. This was around 7-8 years ago when I last took public transportation to come home from school, I saw these teenagers like myself at that time and I was standing on the bus, and I saw this very pregnant lady get on the bus and these teenagers would just be sitting down and saw this lady come up, none of them moved which got me so angry and I went up to these people and I said, Hi I guess you didn’t this pregnant lady get on the bus. I said maybe you should let her have a seat. Its out of respect. For a moment I thought oh boy I am going to be beat up or I am going to be insulted by these teens, but surprisingly it all went well and the pregnant lady said thank you to me, that I didn’t have to do that. I said, well, someone has got to teach these people some respect and to do good deeds. She then said thank you again and smiled. Her stop came 2 stops before mine and she looked back at me and smiled before she left the bus.
Another story, when I went to a mall several times, I have held the door for people to get into the mall and some wouldn’t say thank you, and so I said OH YOUR WELCOME in response to their silence. I get so angry when I see people that they know there are people behind them trying to get inside the mall and they shut the door right on their faces. Its happened to me before and it is not pleasant at all.
What angers me the most are these young people who disrespect the elderly. Again with the bus situation or on the Subway, you see an elderly person walking with a cane, or just plain seeing an elderly person, I see these perfectly young teens who are perfectly healthy, they don’t even budge to let them sit down. It is terrible. So I let this elderly couple sit down.
Doing good deeds and respecting people is a great thing, and people will appreciate you for it. It is all in the matter of the upbringing of these teenagers and it comes from the home setting first, Teaching our children and our teenagers to respect others, to do good things for others, and to give a helping hand is very important. It makes life go by nicer and people will never forget how you made them feel. Teach your children the good qualities, teach your children to do good, teach your children to respect others. If children do not learn these things from a younger age, then in future it will not be so good. Children are influenced by their families and siblings first than anything else, then it starts from the schools they attend. be a good example and role model. I am not just talking about children, I am talking about people in general… This world would be a friendlier place.
DO GOOD DEEDS, MAKE A PERSONS DAY, RESPECT TO BE RESPECTED.