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In our hunger for shortcuts, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is easily tossed aside. What’s the remedy? Well, there’s a lot to be said for taking the narrow road, the long way, the switchback trail, especially in the way we treat people.
But otherwise polite people are willing to do almost anything for the sake of a shortcut. Or what about stoplights at an intersection? The yellow light typically means yield, caution, slow—but apparently not where I live. Here the amber light seems to be a signal for many drivers to take a shortcut, to put the pedal to the metal and push through the light before it turns red.
And taking shortcuts in the way we treat others—something that is all too common in our materialistic, convenience-loving society—inevitably erodes both our intimate relationships and the civility of our interactions with people on the street.