POV | Baffling Human Behavior (9/5/13)
I've been around for a few years. I've done a few things and I've met a lot of people. I'm sort of a student of life. Despite those amazing credentials, there is still so much I just don't understand.
Like, why do people vandalize other people's property with graffiti? Oh, I know they say they are artists and they are creating art, but if their art is so valuable why do they have to sneak around to do it? Why aren't business owners asking them to put their so-called art on their buildings? Or paying them?
Why do people spend time deliberately writing viruses that do nothing but cost people time and money and inconvenience? Why is it always about messing something up instead of creating something useful?
Why do smokers throw their cigarette butts out the window? I know that these butts are so disgusting they wouldn't want them in their car, but what makes them think society at large wants to deal with them? These things are made of plastic. They last forever or until a responsible human being picks them up.
Why do people who are together at a restaurant, sit and text other people who aren't there? Sure, whoever they're texting is obviously more interesting than their companion, but why then aren't they eating with the more interesting person?
I'm Bill Lamb…and I remain baffled by human behavior.