Saturday, January 16, 2010
No man is a Planet
Is it me or are people not aware that other people live on this planet too? Ran a bunch of errands today...Home Depot, Market, Thrift Store, Gas Station and a Feed store where there just happened to be other people, moving about just living there lives.....LIKE THEY'RE THE ONLY PEOPLE ON THE PLANET. Ok, let me explain. Pull into the parking lot of Home Depot and people are walking across right in front of me and not looking at me. I saw them so I stopped, but not once did anyone turn or lift there head to look a cross traffic. Like they were in their own little world and they had carte blanc to the parking lot AND the facility, because inside wasn't any better. People leaving carts in the middle of the aisle to wonder off to look at something or slow walking while talking on their cell phones without a clue that there are 3 or 4 people behind them...trying to pass. It was the same way at the Market and every else I went today. People are just not aware of what's around them because they are so either focused on what they are doing or just don't give a rat's ass. At least that's how I see it.
I was comparing people with shopping carts to people driving cars...it's the same darn thing. They just merge or turn or exit or enter without thinking that that decision might affect another person. There is roughly 7 billion people on this planet and I really think that half of them live in there own little bubble and just go through life without a care in the world. Just driving and walking and shopping and merging and doing what we all do but unaware of their surroundings.
I on the other hand, am always conscience of what and who's around me. Why...because that's what human beings do. Being human means to interact with, communicate to, validate and if your lucky...smile at someone, preferably another person, from this planet.