As many Rioters may know, I have a vision impairment and as such from time to time encounter obstacles etc in my day to day activities. Yesterday morning I dropped my youngest at his Day Care and proceeded to the Cohen St. Action Bus Station. I entered from the side off Josephson St and approached the two bus stops below the street level. Having never used this entry point I misjudged the distances of steps and with a bit of sun glare had a tumble up a gutter in front of about 15 – 20 high school age kids. Now I’m not one for sympathy or having people fuss over me, but not one of these kids asked if I was OK, I actually saw several turn away and laugh.
Now perhaps I’m old fashioned, but do people actually give a toss about other people these days when they are in obvious or even not so obvious need?
Have people stopped caring about the welfare of others and simply worry about themselves? Interested in peoples views on this.