In good ol Hartford Conn.,it was reported that a 78-year-old-man was the victim of a hit and run last week, while walking home from the grocery store. I know that if my grandfather was taken down like that, I would hunt the S.O.B down with a vengeance, and show him a thing or two about a hit and run. This is terrible. It’s just proof that no one really gives a damn about anyone anymore. There seems to be a lack of social empathy. Americans are just so busy, spending stimulus checks, drooling over the next version of the iPhone, spending countess hours on myspace or facebook, that sometimes we miss the needs of others, even when they are right in front of our face. I’m not pointing fingers or placing the blame on anyone because I will be the first to admit, I am just as guilty as the next, but right here, and right now, I propose we start a movement. Like the Bay Area getting hyphy, I say we start the EMPATHY movement.
I am not the only one that feels this way. There are some states that already have Good Samaritan laws intact, but does it really take a law to help folks remember social etiquette? What has this world come to where there needs to be laws made and passed, reminding us to show some freakin humanity towards each other? Makes me kind of sad, that’s all. So, starting tomorrow, I will be the one to start the movement. Maybe I will open the door for someone, instead of just push my way through, smile at a stranger or even give some change to a bum, so they too can get their drink on and spread the love.
I leave you with a little motivation…
The biblical story of the good Samaritan tells of a traveler who is beaten, robbed and left half dead on the road to Jericho. Two passersby skirt around the victim. â€œBut as he was traveling along, a Samaritan came across the man. When the Samaritan saw him, he was moved with compassion.â€ (Luke 10:33)
And I am out..