I find it interesting how often one picks and chooses what they think does or does not apply to them.
The coffee shop where I frequent has recently undergone some outdoor renovations. Changes to the parking lot, store frontage, curbing and sidewalks along with putting in new flower and bush bedding's. There now is a long flower bedding, mulched to an area in front of where cars now park. Small signs have been posted in the beds asking that one not walk or step in the beds. In a some cases that now necessitates one to walk maybe an additional fifteen to twenty steps and then enter the shop.
Curiosity got the best of me this morning and I sat and watched the morning coffee traffic. I thought I'll just watch and see how many people observe the store's request not to walk or step in the beds. Signs are very visible to one when they pull into a parking space. Larry Adamson's scientific survey-- I counted out of the next ten people six paid no attention to the signs saying: "Please do not walk in the beds" and proceeded to do such. Getting out of their car they just walked thru the beds and to the shop's door. I thought to myself, "that's kinda an indication of a segment of society today."
Why is it that a certain segment of people feel certain things asked or requested don't apply to them. Why do they so often choose to ignore what is asked of everyone? This attitude of: "This doesn't apply to me." Now days we see too often just a "pick and choose" attitude toward many things in our society. We have seen that over the past years with certain laws within our country just being totally ignored. We have even see our government leaders fail to pay attention to laws, kinda picking and choosing what they felt should or should not be enforced.
Where does one get the idea that "Please don't walk in the beds" does not apply to them?
I think it is a more serious question and says a great deal about current day society.
March 20, 2017