Hello once again everyone, Brandon Stransky here with my weekly blog for Russosbrand.com and this one is going to be a bit different from what I usually write here and probably shorter as well.

Normally throughout the week I come up with something and have it written out the night before I send it for submission but this week was a bit hard to find a topic for, at least until I had a couple of rough days at my job and the things that I see on a regular basis when I’m working.

When I’m not in the ring or writing for this fantastic website, I spend my time as a pizza delivery driver which isn’t anything spectacular but it gets my bills paid. And in this particular field of work, I tend to come across, on many occasions, some of the worst traits in people with all of the interactions I do with them.

Every day I’m at work I’m asking myself “Why do people behave the way they do?” “Why are people so selfish and self centered that they don’t realize that their actions or inactions are having negative effects on those around them?” “Why are people so dumb and inconsiderate?”

And honestly, I find myself starting to fall into the trap of behaving like some of these people, their behaviors rubbing off on me. If they don’t care about how their actions are negatively affecting others why should I?

This is the part that I know might offend some people or rub them the wrong way, but if you’re here then chances are this might not, because Vince talks about this all the time. I’m just going to reinforce it here because honestly, this really does need some reinforcing.

Whenever I find myself starting to fall into that trap, I have to remind myself that as a Christian, that is completely not how I’m supposed to be behaving and representing Jesus, but instead trying to set an example by being polite and courteous to others, including putting their own needs in front of my own, even if they’re being complete pricks toward me or causing me inconvenience. It’s real simple, treat others the way you would like to be treated.

It’s a tough thing to do honestly, especially when everyone else around me is only thinking of themselves and their actions only serve to benefit number one and if someone else is harmed by it, then so what?

Can you imagine just how much better this world would be if everyone didn’t think like that? Just think how different things would be where instead of thinking of how someone would benefit oneself, how their actions could benefit others.

All I’m saying is that it’s time we started getting back to old school common courtesy. So if you see a homeless guy asking for change, it’s not going to break the bank to give him a dollar. If traffic’s backed up and someone is trying to get on the road, stop and let them through, it’s only a few seconds of your time to save that person minutes. If you order delivery, throw the delivery person a few dollars, they work hard and beat up their car so you don’t have to leave your house to feed yourself and your family.

Guys and gals we know this world is a pretty screwed up place. It doesn’t have to always be that way though. We can fix the messes that we’re facing and it all starts with us working together to help each other out. Thanks for reading.

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  1. I am with you 100%. I say things like this to my wife almost every day. In the end, all we can control is our own actions and hope we can be a positive influence on others, but it is so difficult to sit by and watch things like civility and courtesy go by the wayside.

    By the way, I have never worked in the food or delivery industry, but I did work retail for a few years and I know how hard it is dealing with the public. I definitely respect anyone who does. I also agree with you about being generous with people who deliver. It drives me nuts to see people take out their frustrations on their delivery drivers or servers. Cut people some slack and be thankful there are people willing to do those incredibly stressful and difficult jobs.