It’s a horrible world…

Or so they say.

Watch the news or simply listen to snippets of conversation in any store, library, public transport form, etc. and you’re likely to hear a story about how someone pushed over someone else. This person did this thing to that person, and so on. It seems like no one emphasises the *good* things you can find on any given day.

My best friend and I were waiting for a table at a restaurant last night. Two twentysomething men were standing near the door chatting quietly. Every time an older person walked up to the door, the guys held it open for them. Every time. There are no good people left in the world, you know.

I mentioned this to my best friend who hadn’t really thought about it. Not more than ten minutes later a group of giggly teenagers came in. Teenagers will *never* define respect. However, one girl held the door open for her friends and then for the woman coming in behind them. Someone asked her why she had done that, and she said she just thought she’d be nice. There are no good people left in the world, you know.

At risk of sounding like someone blind with naivete, I’d like to put forth the idea that there are many, many good people left in the world. It’s just that the idiots get noticed.

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