People Should get out of Them Self

Amber - Tacoma, Washington
Entered on October 17, 2008
Age Group: 30 - 50

I Believe People should get out of them self

I believe that people today need to be more kind to those around. Some people are so much into themselves that they don’t even see anyone else around them. I believe if people were more kind and considerate to others that our world would be more tolerable to live in and we could all live together in harmony.

I see every day while my husband and I ride the bus how people just look the other way when they see someone needs help. There are elderly people standing on the bus when it is full. While, the young people are sitting in the seats that should be for the elderly and the elderly must stand instead of sitting down. I am eight months pregnant and sometimes I have to stand, or I do not even bother to ask someone to move their stuff so I can sit down just to avoid a conflict. Some people get an attitude when you ask them do something. I remember when I was young men got up so a lady could sit down. And young children sat on the floor so an adult could sit. Now day’s people do not do that anymore. I believe it is because they just do not care. If there is nothing in it for them they do not want to do anything for anyone else just to de kind. It is really sad how our world has become so selfish that they cannot even give up a seat for someone who needs it more than they do. I also see on the bus young moms struggling to get their children off the bus while having to struggle to get the stroller off the bus along with the children, and no one offers to help. Like I said everyone looks out for themselves. Maybe if people got out of themselves maybe we could live more harmonious in this world of confusion.

I also remember when I was a child that when we would walk down the street that people would greet each other and say at least hello. It used to make me smile. Some people cannot seem to do that anymore. How hard is it to just say hello? You never know whose life you might save. Someone might have been thinking of taking their own life and just you saying hello might have made that person think that it is not worth it, or for them to seek help. You can make a difference in just a little word like ‘Hello,’ just imagine what you could do if you just spent a little time while waiting line at the grocery store to tell someone they look nice today or take time while on the bus to ask someone how their day is going. Just seeing that someone is interested in them for just that little time may make a huge difference in their life. You might just make someone’s day in just saying hello.

For those that cannot speak you can at least smile. A smile can change a person’s life if you do not have time to say anything you can take a second and smile at someone and let them know you have acknowledged that they exist in the world; that even though you are busy you took time out to smile at them. Even the hearing impaired can smile. A baby that cannot even talk yet the first thing they do before they even talk is smile. For those that have children remember the first time you baby smiled at you and the feeling that gave you. You probably talked about it for a week to everyone you met. You bragged about it at work and told everyone how you felt when he/she smiled at you the first time. If a little baby can make your day; imagine what you can do in an adult’s life if you just smile at them. A simple smile can make a difference. Just add a little smile and you can make someone feel like they matter to someone that day. Smile at those you meet and see who actually smiles back.

I remember when I was little my mother telling me about the ‘Golden Rule,’ she always told me to treat others the way I want to be treated. I know that I do not want to be treated as if I am invisible or that I do not even exist. I like to feel that I matter to someone enough to say hello or just smile. I live this every day I do one nice thing every day and try to do more if I see someone needs help. I always offer to help someone even if they say no I at least let them know that I was available for them if they needed a hand. I speak to those on the bus, and I always speak to the bus driver. I tell people around me thank you and have a nice day. I like to think of myself as someone that can make a difference in someone’s day. Even if I do not change someone’s day it makes me feel good about me just helping someone. It sometimes makes my day just being available for someone if they need help.

So I believe that people need to come out of themselves and make a difference in someone’s life today. All they have to is say hello and smile; if capable they can offer a hand when they see someone struggling to get along. Get up off your seat and let someone else have it that needs it more than you do. Remember to treat others the way you want to be treated; the ‘Golden Rule.’ So just be kind and lend a hand to someone and make their day and along with making their day you may even make a change in your own life.