Society feeds us lies. They propagate self-indulgence with sayings such as, “if it feels good, do it” or “It’s all about me.” It seems like nowadays all people care about is their personal agenda. If it doesn’t help them, they aren’t interested. Our generation has become so accustomed to this, that I fear they are just accepting it as the way it is. It doesn’t mean it has to be that way, though.
Now, I’m not the type of person to romanticize life. Although it is a lovely ideal, I genuinely don’t believe that everyone has some good in them, deep down. Some people are just bad, and don’t care about anything or anyone around them. Maybe I’m a cynic, or maybe I’m realistic. It depends on if you agree with me or not, really. Before you think I’m heartless, however, let me tell you about someone who fought this image and impacted my life.
On a particularly busy and stressful day last semester, I walked into my math class; dreading my test that day. To my horror, when I turned on my calculator for the review before the test, I discovered that it was dead. I had no money on me at all, so I couldn’t go buy batteries, and this was a very calculator-heavy test. I told my classmate about my predicament, and before I could say no, she was on her way to the bookstore to buy me batteries.
It is people like that, that give me hope for society. That’s a pretty extreme case, though. I’m not saying that anyone who doesn’t take action like this is a jerk. I just think that people need to pay more attention to what they are doing. For every action there is a reaction. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.