Basic human concern for the welfare of others

I had a surreal moment this morning while walking Milo at our usual spot. A car was found in the nearby pond. (I later found out that two cars were stolen last night and this was one of them.) I happened to encounter a small group of acquaintances running with their dogs. I told them what I knew and their immediate response was 1) having a car in the pond is not healthy for the pond and 2) why were the police leaving their cars idling. WTF! Not one of them expressed interest or concern for a person or persons that might be in the car. I was shocked at their lack of the basic human concern for the welfare of others. I will resist extrapolating this one data point to the causes of America's problems.

1 comment:

Tom Hoffman said...

Yes, but at the end of the day it is hard to conclude that nigging environmental correctness is a real problem outside a small sliver of affluent communities.