I seriously believe in the adage, "Be the change you want to see." And, unfortunately, this belief has gotten me into some trouble. I will pick up cigarette butts that people have thrown down and hand them back to the people. I have pointed out to people that the spot outside the mall, that they happen to be parked in, is a No Parking Zone.
I question why people should think that these rules do not apply to them.
This adage also tends to put a lot of pressure on me. I have trouble going with the flow if I see something that I feel is wrong. I think sometimes we have the problems that we have because we don't want to get involved. But if we just let things go, aren't we tacitly approving of it? I don't know if the people in the no parking zone will never park there again, but I hope that they will think about it before they do.