Yes, I don’t know about you all but it seems like today’s world that we are living in is missing some crucial morals; such as respect and treating others and their belongings the same way you’d want to be treated.
I mean I work in a library and I see it all the time. People borrow items and when they return them they are in horrible condition!
They are written in, dog eared, wrinkled, water damaged, stained, and just beat up.
It is horrible! When you borrow something you should treat it and the person with respect. Return it in the same condition as the one you borrowed it in.
It’s like people think because it doesn’t belong to them it is worth nothing and they can just toss it about.
But just because you didn’t pay for it doesn’t mean it is worthless. It is actually worth more as someone else paid for it and are trusting you to treat it right.
Now I know you’re thinking well it is a library, there are too many types of people who are coming and going, too many hands, etc. But it isn’t just them, my friends have been doing it too.
I lent someone a book I thought they would enjoy, and then I saw that they had open, but laying face down. That is the fastest way to get the spine broken and once that happens you can’t really fix it.
Another friend returned the book with the pages all bent and folded.
Someone returned a book to me horribly stained, and the back cover torn off.
And that is if they return them to you.
I understand accidents happen, and sometimes you don’t mean to do something: but when did we get so cavalier about borrowing.
This is not the attitude we should be having!
And it is not just books, clothes, cars, etc.; whatever. We need to stop being so disrespectful and treat others items not as we want our stuff treated, but better!
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