Thursday, March 25, 2010
why do people litter?
I really don't get it. Why do people trash the places where they spend their time? Does it really take that much effort to step a few feet away to the receptacle for cigarettes?
The college goes to substantial effort to create beautiful flower beds--with much of the work done by students themselves--so that students will have a pleasant place to spend their time. Yet the students who spend the most time outdoors (the smokers)
"enjoying" the space, are the ones who are most destructive.
It makes me angry, and makes me want to cry to see this.
My students complain about the negative stereotypes about Appalachians, yet they contribute to those stereotypes by trashing the world around them.