Why Are We So Inconsiderate Towards The Elderly?

Posted on September 22, 2016

By Anjali Sharma:

She entered the bus with a straight face, oblivious to everyone’s presence. Grey hair coming out of her small bun, face covered with wrinkles and a crestfallen expression. A bag in her right hand, twice bigger and heavier than her petite figure. Was she strong enough to carry that bag and walk? She made her way in the bus and looked for a vacant seat, but as there was none, she had to stand with her heavy bag. College girls, working women saw her but none were willing to give her their seat. There were seats reserved for senior citizens and people with disability. She preferred to stand maybe because she was unaware of this rule or maybe she was shy to ask.

Looking at her condition, a girl standing next to her asked a college girl to give her seat to the lady. This small gesture made the lady so happy that she was grinning from ear to ear, while the college girl was scowling. It was clear that she didn’t want to give her seat. But the question is why? If the lady would have been her grandmother, what would she do? Would she still sit at her seat and ignore her grandmother’s presence? Just because the lady was not her grandmother, she thought it was OK to behave in that way.

Stop being so inconsiderate and help older ladies because one day even you will get old.

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