Saturday, December 22, 2012

There are decent people everywhere

The cab-driver who drove a few miles out of his way to return the phone I left behind in his cab. The man who bought a bottle of water for my son when he was carsick, and disappeared before I could even thank him. The shopkeeper who called me back and gave me the change I forgot to take. The people who went out of their way to help me when I had a nasty fall.

Why do we presume people are out to get us? If only we look for them and acknowledge them, there are decent people everywhere.

This photograph of the rear window of a cab was taken during one of my numerous rides across the city. All cab-drivers are presumed to be cheats, but this was one of the several who didn't try to to fleece me. The photograph, taken on my phone-camera in March forms a part of my Pictorial Flashback of 2012.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - That's such a good question! We are so ready to assume that someone means us harm aren't we? I've done that too, to my shame. Sometimes it's good to remember that a lot of people are, as Anne Frank wrote, 'really good inside.'


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