Litterbugs: My quickest insight into a persons moral structure.
by, 22-Feb-2014 at 12:30 (438 Views)
My biggest pet-peave. It happens everyday, almost everywhere. The act of unregarded spillage. Perhaps the most preventable act of human-kind, yet it is performed by unwary and lazy people everywhere. The simple mechanics of tossing garbage anywhere other than a designed receptacle.
I sit waiting for a light at an intersection and gaze to the median next to the car and notice all of the trash that has been so carelessly tossed out of a window recently. The gravel lay second-nature underneath all of the cigarrete butts, candy wrappers, empty cups and straws, bottle caps, Chapstick casings, crumpled Post-It's, and other garbage. It leaves me wondering who these culprits are......
My absolute disdain with such litterbugs goes back a long way. Into my yourth. Sitting here I cannot recollect where the obsession derived from but I do know that this littering trait in people has given me valuable insight into what kind of moral structure a person is built on. Trashing your surroundings reflects on your perception of where you live as well as how you set your priorities. It gives me insight as to how careless you are or how inconsiderate you are. These traits are carried out in-order into the rest of your persona both in the way that you view your own values and ultimately the way that you will treat others in the future. It's an easy look into the value-system of a person.
This inept trait is also observed in much the same way as how a person treats a waiter or waitress at a restaurant. If you are on a first date and your partner treats a wait-staff as garbage then it is likely they will treat you the same. It's a simple matter of perspective into the under-lying tendencies of and individual. Such simple ques give light into how a person thinks and how they tend to treat those in their company. This value-system is transparent. It bleeds into every other aspect of the persona.
Misery loves company.
It iis my personal belief that those who cannot respect themselves have little room left to respect others or the world around them. Red flags abound.
I have no place or compassion for litterbugs.