The Golden Rule in Action

An event occurred the other day and i thought it might be worth highlighting on the blog.  I'm using the term highlighting here as a synonym for ranting.

A friend of mine and i were boarding the bus and i put my pack down next to the seat.  I fidgeted it with for longer than i should've because i couldn't get it under the seat in a manner that i deemed sufficient.

My friend looked at me and said, "dude, just leave it alone."  I let him know that i wanted to make sure that it was out of everybody's way.  He said, "who cares if somebody has to take a half-step out of their way?"

I do.

I would rather make a little extra effort that benefits the majority than be lazy and make 18 people take that half-step.  What if somebody were to trip and break a hip?

Ultimately, it's the Golden Rule in action.  I would want the other passengers to take an extra second to ensure my comfort and safety so i act accordingly.  (I'm not trying to say i'm a saint, fuck off with that shit.)  

Unfortunately, a lot of people are like my friend.  They aren't worried about other people. They probably don't even cross their mind.  It's their world and we're just living in it.

It's frustrating as hell.

*end rant*