THEJNSREPORT’S: NYC Subway Scene End of 2014
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Selfish Part II
In the last post on this subject, I was optimistic that my appeal for more selflessness vs selfishness would have some impact. Ladies and gentlemen, in this 2013 “year of our lord” I give to you evidence yet again that we have much more work to do. In a joint collaboration cross over project with FrozenRope Photography.wordpress.com we present this artistic take on how comic like we are as human beings. I give you Photo Effects II: The Selfish Part II
All Images are the property of PalindromePhotography.wordpress.com (c)2013
Welcome to the JnSReport’s: See~Saw Satisfaction
My deep desire is to be one of those who propel positive progress from people in general. I feel the best way to achieve genuine satisfaction is to live life as a seesaw giving and receiving. I want to address the basic aspects of life in regards to interactions with nature, the environment, animals as well as fellow human beings. I yearn to better become the protege of those ground-breakers of the past and the positive influence infusers of the present.
Once one’s living space is secured- meaning properly maintained without interfering with neighboring animals or surrounding environment; one can then focus on self-discovery as well as self exploration as to the best ways to utilize their found skills and talents.
Hopefully at this stage in one’s life journey, one will realize and appreciate the fact that the individual is just one very important part of the whole masterpiece that is life. Humans cannot live as one sole being; they should positively give and take just as we breathe. We should at least try to give as much positive influence to the world as we benefit from on a daily basis. Everything in existence has no choice but to follow this bold fact. Since everything we do effects the whole package, we should put forth sincere effort in our intentions and their effects, as much as we expect to receive.
I truly believe that if we would just accept this truth and focus on securing the best tactics to utilize our God-given gifts within our part of the masterpiece of life, we would achieve happiness- the epitome of satisfaction due to positive progress. Think of it; honing our talents throughout all their ranges in an efficient manner, towards contributing to the positive maintenance of the world as a whole.
The problem with my romantic findings is the reality of living in a world that constantly insists on securing the absoluteness of a Monopoly focused life condition. There are those that sadly choose to be afraid to discover, explore and hone their personal provisions or worse yet, wrongfully use them for the sole purpose of self-indulgence.
Such selfish beings either believe they are the only ones on earth entitled to all possible gratification on the planet or they focus all their efforts towards others in some warped way of self-pleasuring vicariously through the satisfaction of those previously described. Just as in the famous lyrics of the Eurytmics’ timeless hit Sweet Dreams, “Everybody’s looking for something… Some of them want to use you; some of them want to be used by you!”
These same selfish beings constantly try to squash all those in their path with their greed. They go to such extremes to monopolize all the best aspects of life. They hoard the highest levels of every element of existence for themselves and still cannot nullify the simple truth that they cannot totally advance alone. They still need the financial underlings to feed and maintain their wealth.
These same beings could use their earthly fortunes to totally eradicate the vast majority of the world’s issues if not all! The few cannot both rule and run the entire earth; just as humans cannot survive on our own without nature. We must share, even if it is only a small amount compared to the whole, contributions with all other life forms we exist amongst. If more people thought to help heal, I feel they would in some way or other create the means to best enhance their well-being overall, that of the: mind, body, soul & spirit.
One of the best film examples of my theory is Looper, emphasizing how we all do & can play either a positive or negative role in life for most if not all. We should stray from living as “we’re gonna die young” but as we’re going to live long & strong. In a perfect world you’d get what you deserve right as you earned it in both respects. The good get blessings and the bad get retribution.
What we who know better must do, is stay confident that our race is not in vain even though it so clearly seems so. Being selfish will only afford counterfeit gratification; for “all that glitters is not gold”, rather greed’s shallow needs leads to hollow and thereby lonely ends.
At least try to do what’s right knowing karma no matter how delayed, is real. Thanks for reading and thereby allowing me to vent my feelings about the sad state of the human condition.
God Bless especially when the world’s evil dares to test!
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Selfish
Recently while thinking on the subject of selfishness I decided to try and document some still images of plain old selfishness to show how selfish we as human beings can be towards one another let alone the world around us. Traveling around the city on the MTA affords many opportunities to capture “people at their best” as I like to call it. I jest in that last statement as clearly people at their best could never embody the following exhibits of selfish behavior.
Geez ya think someone would mind if I sat there?
Okay I’ll try somewhere else in the car. Let’s see what I find.
Why???! Explain why you have to have your legs that far open? These are microcosms of what goes on routinely.
Let’s move in the new year towards being unselfish and thinking of others. It will come back around.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S MTA Etiquette 102
Recently one night while on my way home while riding the good old MTA, I happened to be watching an episode unfold in which a bus driver was engaged in an argument with a passenger who didn’t have the fare to ride the bus. The passenger was giving excuses as to why he didn’t have the money and why the bus driver should let him ride for free. I sat back observing and listening to the exchange thinking to myself I hope this doesn’t turn out be a live event like the video I’d seen of an incident in Cleveland where a bus driver got into it with a passenger who he eventually punched in the face and threw off the bus.
The gist of the exchange was that this nonpaying rider was trying to justify being a bum and telling the bus operator that the employees of the MTA get to ride for free so why should he care about him not paying the fare. I thought to myself this idiot is incredulous. He couldn’t possibly have said what he just said out loud. Of course it wasn’t a dream it was reality and he in fact was dead serious with his comments. Now as a fare paying rider I found it stupefying and maddening that our growing youth are becoming more maggot like in attitude and thinking every day. The bus driver’s voice began to reflect an irritated tone the more this idiot spoke during their exchange.
Now as I stated in the previous MTA Etiquette 101. I believe wholeheartedly that if you don’t have the money to pay the fare for the bus you should walk or borrow the $2.25 to ride period. I find it highly offensive and disgusting when freeloaders are allowed to ride for free at the expense of the fare paying riding public. Especially when they can display cell phones and expensive Beats by Dre headphones (which retail for over $300) but not the requisite $2.25 to get where they are going.
The bus operator expressed this exact sentiment to this particular freeloader. After hearing the guy make a remark to the effect of it’s not costing you anything to let me ride what’s the big deal? The operator said “Ain’t nothing free! You really believe what you’re saying?! Ain’t nothing free!! How about the people who pay the fare to ride? Because of people like you they have to pay more to use the bus and train because people like you feel that you shouldn’t pay your fare!At that moment I’m both thinking it and saying it out loud to myself, every time there’s a fare hike on the MTA it’s because of these free loading maggots.
I happen to ride the MTA almost everyday like most NYC residents or commuters and any extra money that has to come out of my pocket is an unwanted event, especially when you consider the fact that this is preventable if others were responsible, unselfish fare paying riders. It seems like every year or two the MTA proposes a fare hike and this monster has no designs on slowing down. The working class must galvanize to fight this unfairness. The problem most definitely has its roots in MTA employees allowing free-loaders and not enforcing fare collection as well as corruption (misappropriation of revenue or waste) which we all know is rampant in any civil or government agency. How can they justify increasingly crowded trains and buses and increasing fares without showing us the fare paying public why these increases are so frequent and what they are doing to combat the problem?
In my opinion it seems like everyone turns a blind eye to the situation and says let the working class pay for everything. Wages are not on the rise to match the increasing costs of living. This speaks to a larger part of the decay in the values and character that was once an asset and credit to this country the U.S.A. Hardworking people still do make this economy go but the sad reality is there are far too many spoiled, lazy, selfish people who unfortunately as Romney stated feel themselves to be victims and don’t want to do anything to help themselves but rather would prefer the state and others who are pulling their own weight and more to care for them.
Once the loser got off the bus and it was just myself and the bus operator alone. I spoke to the bus operator on the subject and he in effect told me that it’s gonna take a mass effort of us fare paying riders to organize and boycott the MTA like back in the civil rights era in order to effect some change in the MTA managements approach to increasing fares on the working class riding public. I mean it’s bad enough that you can’t go one stop hardly without someone coming through a train car begging for change or disturbing you with drum playing or some sob story. It’s reality but it doesn’t have to be is the point.
I for one plan to attend the next public hearing scheduled on a proposed fare hike and will express my opinion to the MTA management because if things keep going the way they are something will have to give. There is a threshold for what consumers will put up with but I believe until people wake up, speak up and educate others around them about what’s happening, this sad, financial and emotional drain will continue.
Lastly, I will point out that I’ve seen some of the most selfish behavior exhibited by some of these freeloaders once they’ve been allowed to ride for free. On numerous occasions I’ve personally witnessed where they will sit in a double seat, take the aisle seat and position themselves and their faces with a look to say these seats belong to me and how dare anyone else think of trying to sit next to me. I mean really!!!? You receive an act of kindness and generosity and pay that forward with selfishness and greed. Mankind we have so much work to do. I’m starting with myself, because I know one can not live by meat and bread alone as it says in the bible. What has happened to morals and character? Why is it acceptable to be a douche bag parasite on society?
Why are the youth of this country the way they are today? As the freeloader was preparing to get off the bus I yelled out “Get a job!!” I had to do it so do you!! I don’t care if it’s McDonald’s or the supermarket do something!! The bus operator said to me “Who wants to work anymore? Who wants to do anything anymore? You look around and people don’t want to do nothing but they want to get paid huge.” I fear soon, the way things look, this country will be known as America the Fallen. Feel free to comment and give your two cents on this subject.
Till next time this has been another report by THEJNSREPORT.