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Your negative influence onto society...
The world is full of people that have selfish and/or hidden motives. With so many people who have negative attitudes and selfishness within their thought process, it is hard not to give into the negative influence.
Every day situations call for decisions that we must make in order to move forward in our day. A routine that most of us know is, sitting in traffic on the access road waiting for the Red Light to turn Green; you notice a car waiting to pull out onto the road from the gas station on your right. The light turns green, and the car in front of you doesn’t let the waiting car, pull out in front of them. You have a decision to make, do you make the waiting car and person driving it continue to wait- or do you allow them to pull out in front of you and merge into traffic? Research says that 70% drivers in America- DO NOT consistently allow for vehicles to pull out in front of them when they are sitting in traffic. Not a very hopeful statistic and definitely not a characteristic which speaks highly of American’s and our personalities.
Being nice, being considerate and being a good person has to do with the little decisions that we make each and every day that contribute to the overall persona of our society and the people we surround ourselves with.
Being negative is contagious. It spreads with every snarl, every rotten look that a person gives, and every single word that is spoken under our breath when things don’t go as we planned.
The moment that we create and then become angry about
When we are talking on our cell phones, making dinner and changing the baby all at the same time-we smell the Hamburger Helper burning. We quickly pull the diapers adhesive straps tight to close the diaper, hang up the phone and rush to the kitchen to find our $4.00 dinner for 4 burnt to a crisp. We get upset- we yell ‘SHIT’, and mumble under our breathe, “PERFECT-GREAT-WONDERFUL”, and we then snap at our stumbling toddler coming around the corner to see what all the commotion is all about., WHAT-GO PLAY-GET OUT OF MY WAY. Little do we realize, in a nutshell, what we are doing is infecting our children with the least appealing parts of our personality, which is our temper, and our rush to do as much as possible within a small window of time. The result is; our children grow this infection with lack of patience and temper.
When we don’t practice patience, we tend to be irrational, easily irritated, inconsiderate to others, and somewhat self centered. Society's refusal to slow down and listen, slow down and think and have consideration for others when you go about your tasks for the day, is why society is filled with so much negative, harmfully infectious people-who are at the same time preaching to give LOVE, show LOVE, practice LOVE.
Although love is part of what it takes to be a good person, it isn’t all that it takes. To be a good person, and to display it to the rest of the world; make your everyday decisions, with others in mind. If you make decisions and consciously consider others when you travel through life, it will be noticed and others will follow. Kindness is just as contagious as being rude or thoughtless.
Let the mother with a screaming infant cut in front of you in the check out line at the grocery store, then offer to help her unload the groceries so they can be checked out as she tries to calm her infant. Let someone merge into your lane on the highway in the middle of rush hour. When someone lets you into their lane, give a little wave to say thank you. When you are changing your child’s diaper, talk to your child-not the voice on the other end of a telephone. When you make a mistake, watch your mouth-even if no one is around, because the way that you act when you are alone is a reflection of who you truly are on the inside. When you are asked a question, tell the truth in your answer. When your child wants your attention-even during the most inopportune time- stop- look at them, and pay attention to what they are saying, even if the only response you are able to give to them is; "in a minute" because even if you can not assist them at that exact moment, they need to know that you saw them and heard them-and are not ignoring them.
What we do and/or say, as well as the attitude and thought processes that we display, affects each and every person that we come in contact with-as well as many that we will never meet. If you want to be a good person and/or if you want to change society-it can be done, with changing a nasty attitude into a caring one, changing a frown into a smile, or just taking the time to slow down, stop and listen to someone. It’s the simple things that make the biggest differences in society-and we can each participate in the change, by simply changing some of the unappealing qualities that we have been taught from previous generations and are now passing on to the ones that follow in our footsteps.
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