So I’m on an airplane (what else is new) and as soon as the plane takes off, this guy walks over to me and just collapses on the floor. The flight attendants had to make an announcement to get a doctor or someone with medical experience to help (this is normal), but what just fucking amazes me is the fact that not one American came to his aid. The chances of more than one person on a fully-loaded 737 having formal medical training is pretty high and the only person that offered to help was a foreign doctor.
Fast forward 5 minutes when the guy finally regains consciousness and is still laying on the floor. Keep in mind that he just passed out in First Class (walking up to get help from coach). All the people sitting there just looked at him and did nothing. Not one person offered his / her seat to the guy. (Well, one person did.. guess who). Anyway, what fucking amazes me is all those people sitting there made snide little remarks like, “Oh, I would have given up my seat if they asked.” Uhm, people.. What the fuck is wrong with you!?!! The point is to not have to be asked! Personally, I think it’s kind of fucked up.
Anyway, I guess no good deed is left unrewarded, because I found out today (while making reservations for a flight) the airline tagged my profile to get priority first class upgrades for life. Personally, that’s pretty damn cool, but I didn’t expect it, nor did I know someone did it. That’s not the point of this rant, though. It just behooves me people today have no sense of decency. What if that person were your mother, wife, father, brother, etc? It’s just not right. It’s not about doing things because you can get something for it. It’s about doing the right thing. Personally, sitting 6 hours in coach is *NOT* a big deal if you’re giving up your seat to someone who needs it.
What happened to the “HUMAN” side of humanity? It’s sad that people have lost sight of this.
So, I’m proposing we all do something once a month that is truly selfless. It’s not about personal gain, although, it feels damn good afterwards. (It also makes the world a less bitter place)
If you can’t think of things to do, here are some things my friends and I have done.
- Give Blankets out on a cold night
- Make Sandwiches and give them to the homeless
- Send a bunch of pizzas and clowns to the local orphanage
- Raffle off Superbowl Tickets to your clients for charity
- Work a Soup Line on Christmas
- Give blood to someone who is sick
- Take your dogs to the nursing home for a day
- Find a family that isn’t doing too well financially and give them a memorable christmas (secret santa)
- Buy books for a struggling college student who really can’t afford them
- Stop and help someone change a flat tire, because they’re not able to (elderly)
- Pay for someone’s gas when you can tell they clearly can’t afford it
It just might make you a better person. Try it.