If the universe is infinite, where is the center of the universe?
Most people believe that THEY are the center of the universe.
If you are the center of your own universe, then each person is likewise the center of their own universe, right?
Everyone’s universe is intertwined with everyone else’s. What you do affects everyone that you are around.
Because of this, you must have R-E-S-P-E-C-T for others.
Your right to risk
Last week, three innocent people were walking down the street when a driver veered off the road, killing 2 of them and severely injuring the third. The driver was texting.
I was stopped at a light when a texting driver rear-ended me. Luckily, no one was hurt, but my Tic-Tac suffered rear-end damage that has permanently decreased its value.
I worked for a gentleman once who lost his only child to a drunk driver one week before her high school graduation.
You don’t have the right to speed through residential neighborhoods because you are late for an appointment. Your children may not live there, but someone else’s do.
A car is a lethal weapon. Drive responsibly.
You do not have the right to disturb your neighbor’s peace because you haven’t trained your dogs not to bark while you are at work.
You do not have the right to interfere with someone else’s enjoyment of a movie, concert, or class because you want to talk on your cell. You did not pay for their ticket.
You do not have the right to offend others with inappropriate language. You can decide to expose your own children to that kind of talk, but other people have the right not to expose their children, wives, etc.
What we do affects others. We are obligated to take the lives of other people into consideration when we act. Not to do so plants seeds of selfishness and we will reap what we sow.
- Wichita State study underscores danger of texting while driving (kansas.com)
- Editorial: Drivers need to drive, not send text messages (knoxnews.com)
- Idaho Teen’s Death While Texting Hopefully Proves Impetus for Change (socialnomics.net)
- Mom arrested for texting and driving with baby on lap (twitchy.com)
- Roadshow: Statewide crackdown on distracted driving begins in April (mercurynews.com)
- Texting While Driving A Primary Offense In Pa. (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com)