When I was growing up here in America there was a sense of personal responsibility conveyed to us from those in authority.
There were signs posted along highways and sidewalks that told us to "Keep America Beautiful" , "Don't Be a Litterbug" and my favorite (probably because I was and still am a camper) "Remember, You Can Prevent Forest Fires".
I remember walking in the woods and seeing trash on the ground. Did I leave it there? Absolutely not - I picked it up and sang the words to the jingle, "litter bug, litter bug, shame on you....". No way was I going to allow my country to get messed up by some "Litter Bug".
I wonder what kind of attitudes I would encounter today if someone were to drop trash on the sidewalk and I sang that jingle to them?????
When my grandfather smoked a cigarette in the car he would not think of throwing the burning butt out the window. He would have had us telling him that he could start a forest fire with that behavior.
We ought to think about turning the hearts of Americans back to some of the values instilled in us as we grew up and away from the mentality of "who cares anyway?" or "what does it matter?". We may have a cleaner America and perhaps a renewed sense of patriotism.
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Judy Tuscano, REALTOR
Your NH Real Estate Professional
Prudential Verani Realty
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