My kids HATE when I say this...and I say it often.
I don't know when it changed or what started it, there are many schools of thought about the changing of our society and generational shifts in priorities, but one thing is for certain: many people have tunnel vision. They just don't think about how their actions impact others.
The shopping cart left where it was unloaded. The car that parked so close to you that you had to shimmy in through the back hatch. The state legislature that mandates something be done in a local school system that negatively impacts thousands of real people and will create more problems on down the road for everyone...well, I won't go there.*
*takes deep cleansing breaths
The point of this rambling is this: other people exist. If we - ALL of us - can be mindful of this simple fact when we do ANYTHING, we might just make a difference.