*Sigh* I don't Even Know what to Say

Philippines
November 6, 2012 5:03am CST
I was riding a public utility jeep earlier on my way to school. I was sitting in the far side of the jeepney, near the driver. On my right is a high school girl eating quail eggs and on my left is also a high school-er who is eating biscuits. All of a sudden, the girl eating biscuits threw her empty wrapper on the road then the girl eating quail eggs followed, throwing the stick she used outside as if the whole world is an enormous dumpster. What aggravates me more is the fact that there is an available waste basket inside the jeep and it is within their reach! I looked at them with surprise - and a bit of disgust I think - but they ignored me. They were indiferrent on what they did as if it is normal to throw your wastes anywhere you like. I know I should have spoken but I was too bewildered and annoyed to speak. They say that the children is the hope of our future. I wonder what future awaits us if these children do not even follow simple laws (like avoid littering).
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12 responses
@Harold_ks (1674)
6 Nov 12
That is so disappointing considering that they will be the future of this world. They are lack of manners and discipline. Their parents are also responsible for it since they are not guiding their children properly. Maybe more signages and announcements should be posted to lessen those incidents. Well, I hope those kind of kids will mature soon and know what's happening in this world.
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
No matter how many warning signs you post, as long as there are some people who lack discipline, it would be no use. Those warning signs would just add up to the escalating cost of the government.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Yes, I think, they should know that already. They are not kids anymore to reprimand them, they are high school students. I think they have no concern about their future environment.
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
Like what they always say, you will not know the importance of what you have now until it is gone. But I do hope that people like them would realize the harmful effects of what they are doing before it is too late.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Frustrating, isn't it? I would often tell my kids to keep whatever they have throw inside their pockets while they are in public. I have to admit, I used to be throwing in the streets,too but realized how much garbage has caused the floodings and the beauty of our city has been sacrificed. I feel ashamed of doing it again. They should know what and what not to do and should also have something to share in preserving the environment.
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
Same here. I used to be like those two high school students as well. But eventually I realized the harmful effects of what I am doing especially during the time of Ondoy where many lives were taken due to flash floods and landslides. I hope someday all of the youths will realize this too. Continue training your kids about the proper waste disposal so they can be role models for others. :)
@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
it is really disgusting and very much annoying for me when i see one who throws garbage anywhere. why can they just put their wrappers inside their bag until they can find a garbage can where they can throw it rightly. very bad of those people for contributing theirselves to be one who scattered their dirts in the surroundings as they if they do not know the bad effect of it. these kind of people need seminars and self reformations as to waste management and conserving the mother earth. like you, when can see such scene like that, i will stare at them letting them know through it that what they are doing is not appropriate manner. but as to say, they will not just paying attention to so like warning i gave them. i hope these people would learn from their mistakes before it became too late to all of us.
@marguicha (94915)
• Chile
7 Nov 12
Those are the times I become a witch. I know that those youngsters hate to be exposed to ridicule so I ask them in a very loud voice (so it carries to other people`s hearing) to, please, gather the paper she threw and to, please (again) place it in the basket. If noone teaches them, I will. Maybe they won`t learn, but maybe they will think twice next time before they throw anything on the floor.
@lizlee (208)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
Hi! How disappointing, right? I don't want to judge others because we don't have the right but in my opinion, the way the kids acted, somehow I think that it reflects on how they are taught. I mean, there are many campaigns nowadays on how to save our planet, one easiest example would be by not littering. Again, I'm not to judge but I can't help thinking weren't they taught not to litter? Aren't they aware that one of the main reasons why we experience floods would be by the litter around the place? How I wish there are more aggressive ways on how to really open the eyes and minds of our youngsters to save our planet. I know sometimes they are too young to understand things like this, but I really wish that they also act in their own little way to save our Earth
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
I also hate to see people just throwing trashes anywhere. Even if it's just a teeny weeny candy wrapper, it still can add up to the problem if there are hundreds or thousands of people throwing a single candy wrapper. When rain comes and floods, people should blame themselves but they throw (again) the blame to the government instead...
@adnileb (5035)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
...and then when the flood came, they will do like "eeeeew" So annoying indeed. Irresponsible. Disgusting. If we could just speak right through them without making them feel so annoyed or embarassed.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
7 Nov 12
i see a lot of kids do this. they lack discipline and the grown ups are not making a good example either. These kids don't care at all. they didn't even see the trash can inside the jeep? Are they blind? Seriously, I would have talked to both of them and I wouldn't be ashamed to give them a lecture. The earth will die eventually with all the waste human kind is making.
@Tongcv (173)
• China
7 Nov 12
They should go to participate in environmental protection,from which to raise environmental awarenss.
@randy2611 (134)
• United States
7 Nov 12
Your right it really makes no sense if they are aware of the trash bin next to them, You have to respect where you are or else you shouldn't have any crying to do when it looks trashy around you. I think a group of those kids should be asked to get off the jeep for only 5 min or so and pick up trash and place it in a waste bin. Just to show them that they could have avoided cleaning it up if they had cleaned up their personal trash when they had it ha ha ha. But really so much can be avoided if some time is taken to think before we act....
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
I've seen a lot worse, a guy puking inside the jeep. It was kinda cool. The puke went all over near the driver's seat, coz he was sitting right behind the driver. Anyway, regarding clueless kids, their parents should really warn them about good manners. They should know what's right and what's wrong when acting in public. Whenever they go out, they should understand that other people will see them, and therefore judge them on whatever they're doing.