Friday, May 25, 2007

Selfish Sapien

Does this sounds familiar?

Someone with an expensive sport car
park his car indiscriminately outside a shopping complex
because he can, and above all because he is an Ugly Malaysian.

The moral of the story?
Don't park your car indiscriminately, because it's easier for someone to steal your car.

Well what is wrong with that message? Seems like these days we will no longer do the right thing because it's the right thing to do. In fact probably on the extreme end of population spectrum - we don't do anything at all, unless there is a side incentive to do it.

And the better and preferred way to discourage people from doing the wrong thing, is by giving them the "incentive" (alas in this case - reverse incentive) for not to do so. It's no longer about they MUST NOT be doing the wrong thing, because obviously it's wrong.

It's okie to park your car indiscriminately, despite it may caused disruption to the traffic flow and inconvenience to your fellow driver, who is unfortunate enough to share the same little spot on the surface of planet earth with you.

The preferred reasoning - these days it seems - for not to park your car indiscriminately, especially if it is a spanky expensive sport car, is because it is going to be stolen.

So now, everything just revolves around I, ME and MINE!

Are we turning into a more and more selfish animal then we are ought to be?