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A Soap Box Moment

“Did you ever stop to think that you should have asked if I needed help to mow the lawn? You knew my foot was hurt…” I asked the question of my roommate who very rarely lifts a finger around the house. I don’t mind for the most part. We are two guys and if the house gets a little messy – no big deal. However, there are times when you would think someone would step up out of common courtesy and offer assistance.

Whenever I am confronted with an issue like the one aforementioned I have to pause and turn back time in my head and remind myself of what it was like when I lived with my parents. I remember my mom and dad saying, “Didn’t you think to do ______?” And I was all “No”, but I would have done it if they had asked. They had to drill it into me that there are some things in life that no one should have to ask you to do.

I think if people thought less of themselves and more of how to serve others around them this world would be a much better place. It’s not only about what you do, it’s also about what you shouldn’t do. You shouldn’t play your bass so loud that it annoys everyone in the neighborhood, you shouldn’t talk during movies, and you should be polite and courteous to people.

Lately, I’m feeling a little under appreciated in more than one area of my life. When this happens, normally something dramatic is sure to follow. I’ll try to keep my emotions in check this time and handle things properly. Sometimes I have to take my own advice too.

I’ll put the Soap Box away for now.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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