As a society do we really care?
Who actually cares about society?
Who truly cares and who is society?
What makes us care about society?
What contributes to a careless society?
Where does that saying come from “I couldn’t care less”?
Where is our moral compass?
Where is our innate decency?
Where is our respect for absolutely everything that exists?
What does care-less mean to us?
Are we considerate in our daily lives?
Do we go along in life without a care in the world?
Do we pay serious attention to objects?
Do we do what is necessary for our health?
Do we provide the best maintenance for our body?
What provisions have we made for our own welfare?
How is our Free Will affecting our self care?
Have we lost the plot when it comes to self care?
What do we actually mean when we say we don’t care?
Who do we care about in life?
What do we care about in life?
Is it our priority to care about ourselves and others?
Do we see everything deserving care or just people?
Do we truly care about ourselves?
Do we care deeply enough about ourselves?
Do we take full Responsibility for all our choices?
Do we care more about others before ourselves?
Do we take more care of our car than ourselves?
Do we take better care of our dog than our own body?
Do we put our customers first and our self care second?
Do we have the perfect garden lawn care but not the same care for ourselves?
Do we cater for others without catering for ourselves first?
Do we skip meals because we are too busy caring for this and that?
Do we care more about what other people think about us?
Do any of the following real life examples confirm our careless society?
- throwing litter out of the car on the highway
- using a mobile phone whilst driving
- not supporting others who are struggling with their luggage
- not going to help a blind person crossing the road
- taking a supermarket trolley home and then dumping it nearby
- too busy on screen time to look up and see someone needs our seat on the train
- stumping our cigarette stubs in our community for the road sweeper
- leaving our laundry in the dryer and popping off for a few hours whilst others wait
- allowing cyber abuse to continue and say nothing
- not standing up for truth as it has not affected you personally
- treating a public toilet different to the one at home
- fly-tipping so we don’t have to deal with our waste
- not using public bins for litter
- never cleaning out our smelly garbage bins as it’s just ‘trash’
- not placing recycling in the correct recycling bins (1)
- never recycling anything because we can’t be bothered
- crossing the road when the pedestrian sign says wait
- kick someone’s car at the lights, because they were not driving like we wanted them to
- parking our vehicle in a hazardous place so we don’t have to walk to the cash machine
- blocking others and causing inconvenience by parking outside the shop, as that suits us
- driving without due care and attention which is a penalty in UK law (2)
- driving well over the speed limit because we want to
- driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol
- binge drinking knowing we could end up in the A&E at hospital
- vomiting on public transport after excess alcohol
- urinating on the high street because we are drunk
- physically abusing paramedics and police because we are intoxicated (3,4)
- shouting at a stranger because we are in a bad mood
- venting for no reason because we have free will
- swearing when we are in groups as it’s the cool thing to do
- cursing others as we want others to hear all about it
- not bother telling the previous occupier that post is piling up
- ignoring spoof emails that are now a serious crime (5)
- not taking action with junk mail so it keeps on coming
- working in the hospitality industry but not making any effort to nurture or nourish ourselves first
- over eating and indulging because we always know our health system will take over if things get really bad
- giving our kids permission to eat doughnuts for breakfast and take away fast food after school
WHY do we think it is ok to put our trash on the streets?
WHY do we choose to say nothing when we know cyber bullying is ruining lives?
WHY do we throw our garbage out on the fast lane of the motorway?
Is it time we got honest about our careless society?
Is it time we got real about how each and every one of us is contributing in some way to society?
In the UK a supermarket trolley has a one pound coin so that the trolley is returned. Think about how irresponsible we have become that money is the only way we will do something so simple and responsible like returning our trolley.
Is the above a simple example which confirms we are a careless society?
What would happen if we stopped throwing our litter on the streets?Would the road sweepers get a holiday or would there be another job for these reliable workers who consistently look after our streets?
Do we care enough to want change?
Does that care have to start with our own Self Care?
What would happen if each of us as individuals started taking deep care of ourselves?
What if deep care for ourselves became our new normal?
Could it be possible that taking care of ourselves will equip us to take care of another?
Could it be possible that caring for ourselves leads to caring for our community?
Could it be possible that if we naturally cared for our community, society would benefit as a whole?
Are we the microcosm in the macrocosm, so how we as individuals take care does affect our society as a whole?
Could it be that simple?
(1) (2016, August 23). Rejected Recyclable Waste Up 84% in England since 2011, Data Shows. Retrieved December 15, 2016
(2) Penalty Points (Endorsements). (2016, October 25). www.gov.uk. Retrieved December 16, 2016
(3) Nunn, A. (2016, August 24). Attacks by Patients ‘Just Part of the Job’ Says Paramedic, As Assaults Soar. Retrieved December 13, 2016
(4) Button, A. (2016, December 6). Officers Groped and Attacked While Responding to ‘Enormous Burden’ Caused by Alcohol. Retrieved December 13, 2016
(5) Travis, A. (2016, July 21). Cybercrime Figures Prompt Police Call for Awareness Campaign. Retrieved December 16, 2016