The Bathroom Stall Example

Updated: Jan 21

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Hugh Sifu: [00:00:00] All right guys, welcome back to Thoughts of a Random Citizen. I'm your host, as always, Hugh Sifu. Sometimes I like to dive into shorter episodes about the way humans should interact with one another. I know that it might seem a bit annoying, I don't want to lecture, it's not really what I'm doing, but I feel like it's something that, in today's society we don't really much brief on, don't really much talk about.

One thing I did mention in a previous episode, essentially, was about the fact that we tend as humans, and this isn't across everyone, but a mass majority, society as a whole, sometimes tend to take more than we give. If that changed, if we as a collective society, as humans across the globe, decided to give more than we take, we would see a drastically different world. I think that that's literally the main problem with everything, is that at the end of the day, we take more than we give. What's an example of this? The most simplistic example that I can think of, which I just actually thought up today was essentially the bathroom stall example.

Now, what the hell is the bathroom stall example? The bathroom stall example is this, if you go into a bathroom stall, and it's nasty and dirty, which typically they tend to be, and there's toilet paper shoved in there and shits all gross, well, that's not really great for me, that means I got to clean up your [00:02:00] shit literally and deal with that. What did the person in front of me do? Well, they just took the privilege of the bathroom and then just off. Now I have to deal and pick up the pieces.

How annoying is it when you go into the bathroom and it's super nasty? Now I understand that bathrooms are gross, and you don't want to go in there and clean every bathroom that you've ever walked into, but let's try the give more than you take example. I walk into the bathroom and it's nice. It smells all right. It's good. Easy, I don't have to deal with anything it's just everything's working as it should be. Why is that the scenario? Because the person before me who shit all over the toilet seat and is all nasty and clogged the toilet took the time because they took the privilege of that toilet and gave back and meaning they cleaned their shit. They clean the toilet seat, they piss a bit on the ground and they wiped it up.

Now, I know that this isn't great, maybe because you're like, "That's not my job." Think about it, if every time you walked into a bathroom, it was nice. Every time you walked into a stall, there was no clog, there was no piss everywhere you didn't have to wipe anything down because the person before you did. A simplistic example, but throw that in moving out to the larger society. If we treated everyone like we do the bathroom stall example our society would function in a much better way.

Look at society as a whole and think, do I treat them like a bathroom stall? Meaning do I just use and abuse and not pick up after myself [00:04:00] and then think about the other side of that example and how society would interact with each other if we treated each other like the latter part of that example where we walk into a bathroom stall it's nice and clean because the person before us treated one another in the proper manner. Simplistic and odd example, but yes.

Anyways, that's pretty much all I have for you guys. Simple things to keep in mind when going about your everyday life. Hopefully, you guys enjoyed this, it is Good Friday at the moment so hopefully, you guys by the time you listen to this had a great Easter and are looking forward to the changing seasons as I am. Thanks for listening guys as always feel free to check out to arcunited.com if you feel like getting involved with the show or anything else entrepreneurially. I'll talk to you guys next week. Bye.

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