This world lacks manners, but more than before? I don’t know. It’d be good to put all manners on a balancing scale to measure. Due to technology, it is a simple fact that we are able to see more than we used to. Yes, it seems like society is going downhill and it overshadows the goodness that exists within it.
People can be rude online, because they can anonymously do so, and that could be a reflection from their daily lives; they are one of those people who talk behind each others’ backs. We have all done it at some point. It is in our nature to complain, but is also in nature to be good. You don’t see newborn babies calling each other names – okay, they can’t talk, but they are not evil – and fine, you do see toddlers calling each other ‘poopy face,’ but that’s not the point.
My point is, we need to start overshadowing the bad. Treat others with kindness and respect, and if they hurt you, then well, call them ‘poopy face’ and walk away (believe, randomness shocks people). I say this because it seems that kindness and respect are becoming so rare, so much so that people misunderstand your kindness with you having ulterior motives. Dude, I’m kind and smile because that’s how I would be treated, not because I want to go out with you. I help you because I want to help, not because I eventually expect you to help me (hey, if you do, I will gladly accept it).
We can’t become a society where we doubt the goodness and mistrust people. Sadly, there is a lot of evil, but the world is big and we can start with small steps.
I love my own space, and it is not news to those who know me. I do well with crowds, but only if I have enough space for myself. If I know you, you can be close to me, but if you’re a random stranger (and it certainly does not help if you reek) then it’s best not to come close. I’ve always been this way and unfortunately, I can’t change it. I’m sorry, I just don’t like random people rubbing against me. I love to give hugs, so if you receive a hug from me, you know you are in my comfort zone :p. I don’t know if it’s a defensive mechanism, paranoia, or just a natural annoyance, but I can’t seem to change it, so I have accepted it. I do like to get out of my comfort zone, but I don’t like my space being overrun. You can say there is a bit of paranoia (I prefer to call it being alert), after all, whenever I walk alone in the evening, I am equipped to defend myself against creepers (it’s not like I live in an unsafe area. In fact, it is very safe, but you never know, right?).My word of advice, be cautious, respect your zone, and be sure that others do so, as well. Our world today is not as safe as it used to be, and we need to be aware of that. Live life, get out of your comfort zone once in a while, and do not be afraid to stay in it if you must.
And this my friends is the last post for the A to Z challenge :). It’s been a lot of fun, and I hope you enjoyed them and learned something!
First of all, this is NOT about people who are mentally unable, have no access to water, and don’t have the means -this is about those who CAN – so, for the love of everything you hold dear, if you can afford to take a shower/bath and can buy products (even if it means dollar store), then could you please stop murdering my nose, eyes, the will to remain on this planet, and do so?! If you want to stink up your place, fine do it, but when you decide to join the outside world, have respect for others and do not smell. It is so simple. You don’t have to buy expensive bath products nor take a long time in the water, but at least try to mask it with a bit of perfume — just do something. If you have allergies or your skin gets dry, then buy natural products; there are some that aren’t expensive (I buy them). If you have an apartment or a house with running water, you can take a bath. It’s common sense! I’ve heard homeless people wishing for a meal, a warm place and a shower! It is a privilege to even have water. The lurking pestilence that emits when you don’t bathe is not flattering. It’s like those people who own expensive cars and drive them dirty. Please, if you can afford to show off such an expensive car, then you can afford to drive it by a car wash or at least wash it yourself. Honestly, I don’t want to sound mean, but enough is enough!
On a positive note, stinky people can be a good way to control unnecessary cravings. Every time they pass by me, I lose any sugar craving I had at that moment.
Friends do not last forever, we all know that, yet sometimes we take the good ones for granted. I guess it is in our turmoil of emotions where we get lost and forget to thank our friends for withstanding our rants. The good ones will remain by our side and help us pass the unexpected roadblocks. Do we take the time to be there for them? We do. Do we thank them all the time? Sometimes we forget. Subconsciously, we expect them to help us or stand in front of us and listen to our achievements and failures, and it isn’t our fault. However, it is in our friend duty to recognize whenever they may have surpassed our expectations. Good friends do not ask for a reward, nor do they even ask for a gesture of gratitude, but inside them they want you to thank them. Respect your friends and do not help them because you have to, but because you love and care for them. This is a quick reminder that we DO have friends who love us, but we must return their selfless act and be good friends, as well.