What is it? It is disrespect for another property. Mr. Mark Weisel wrote in his letter, 'What I'm zoned for", the continued vandalism of his property in the city of Williamsport.
That type of vandalism happens outside the city also and I would easily bet that many business owners all over the area will tell you it extends to their businesses also. It would be easy to blame a 'group' or 'influx' but the truth it is plain disrespect for property. Your property, mine, the community's, businesses name someone and they will tell you they have experience vandalism of their property.
We all have a tendency to speak in first person; I, me, mine, myself. While we like to speak from our own experience we forget about others. We all have respect for our property but does it extend beyond that?
Take a look at your work environment. Does everyone clean up after themselves? Do you find a pile of cigarette butts in the parking lot because someone dumped their ashtray there?
How many times have you travelled behind someone in your car and see trash coming out of it? How many times have you walked down a street and see someone in front of you drop a wrapper instead of walking a short distance to a trash can? At a fair grounds how many people do you see dropping items and not picking them up and continue to walk away even though there are trash cans all over the grounds even on the way to the parking area?
My last question when one shows disrespect for anothers property are they also showing disrespect for themselves as well? We all own property of some kind we also share property.
Property is not just an individual right; it is a shared right by all individuals. Sometimes I think we forget that.
Charles M. Reeder
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