The power of reason

The power of reason

A Story by john Robinson

We all need to be a little more considerate of our fellow man


I will admit that I'm not perfect. I try to treat others the way I would like to be treated, but at times it can be difficult. The reason it can be difficult is that people make it difficult. I'm the type that holds doors open for women or anyone. Yet it becomes a burden, because of people that don't know how to say thank you. Like it's my job to open the door for them. I like to hold elevator doors open when I see people coming, but it becomes a burden when these very same people don't hold the elevator door open for me. In short. People sometimes make it difficult to be a chivalrous, considerate person. They make it difficult for one to hold on their moral convictions and beliefs until you slowly become one of them.

I've noticed that more and more, people take on a sense of self-entitlement. Airports for example. I've worked at an airport for a few months and was shocked at how people behaved. Many simply did what they wanted without any consideration for anyone else. People left their garbage, sprawled out on floors, with no consideration for anyone else. They would take up space with luggage, and the longer they had to wait for their flight, the worst they became. Then there are those who had a sense of self-entitlement while on the plane. They would take up all the space in the overhead bin. They would take off their shoes and socks and plant their feet on the armrest of the person before them. They would allow their kids to run a mock, They would lean their chairs back so much that the person behind them would suddenly have no room to breathe.

What makes a person be so inconsiderate? Take the recent actions of Nathan Sandman. The kid who stared down a Native American Veteran, while wearing a “Make America great again” hat. What gives this immature inadequately educated moron the right to be so inconsiderate to an ancestor of the original Americans? And as if this wasn't bad enough, there were the people standing behind him with smiles and faces of joy. What is wrong with people? They would tell t that they are god fearing, yet this is how they act to a native American man, who put his life on the line to protect a country that his ancestors were robbed of, and in turn, give this little jerk the right to protest against him. Has our society become so insensitive that we no longer care for our neighbor, our fellow man. Sure there are a lot of good people in the world, but they often find themselves pushed to the limit. I once helped a blind man catch a bus after watching so many others just ignore his pleas for help. People like Nathan Sandman call themselves religious, but they are intensely inconsiderate. Last night I went to bed at 11 pm. My upstairs neighbors have a small child. They allowed their child to run, jump, and play until 230am. It was like listening to a small pachyderm run around, fall, and run around over and over again. I was livid. I wasn't upset at the kid, but at the parents for not considering the fact that someone lived under them that could very well be sleeping. It became worst as they began moving furniture and then gave the kid a ball to play with. The whole maddening episode continued until around 4 am. Seems people forget that every action has an equal or opposite reaction. Or the saying, ”what goes around comes around”. They tend to forget that people have feelings and emotions. Then when something bad happens they are confused. They wonder what brought on such aggressive action. I must tell you that if not for the power of reason, I would be writing this from a prison cell.,

© 2019 john Robinson

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Believe me, I hear you. In fact, I have to wonder if we're not somehow related. All the stuff you do, I do also. And that Sandman kid--I wanted to slap the grin off of his ugly mug. Something is horribly wrong with the world. On the subject of your writing, I think it's very good.

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Added on January 27, 2019
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Tags: People, consideration, racism, kindness, chivalry, reason, neighbors, religion, mankind


john Robinson
john Robinson

Jamaica, NY

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