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Literary contest on El Metro
Editor: Jaider Monsalve Valinor19
Juan Carlos Rivera Gómez
Graduated in Foreign Languages
University of Antioquia
Reflection on respect for the integrity of others in the metro wagons
How would you feel and how would you react if you were pushed, run over and stepped on
by other people in a metro wagon?
The logical answer would be that you would feel attacked and humiliated and most likely you
would react in an unkind way to those who behaved in that way with you.
That answer gives rise to the sentence: "Do not do to others what you do not want them to
do to you" If you do not want them to push you, run over you and step on you, then do not do
the same with other people. The application of that sentence has a humanistic meaning and
shows reasonableness and respect for the integrity and dignity of other people.
We are all human beings with feelings and rights and if it would hurt you to be pushed, run
over, stepped on and override your rights, then why are you going to do the same with other
people? Asking this question and reflecting on it implies putting ourselves in the place of the
other. We cannot demand that they respect our rights if we first do not respect the rights of
others. Many times we demand that they put themselves in our place but then why don't we
put ourselves in other people's shoes first?
This society would be more humanistic, peaceful and respectful if we all applied the
sentence mentioned at the beginning: "Do not do to others what you do not want them to do
to you" and the humanist advice: "Put yourself in the place of the other person" because that
person is another human being like us with his own world and with feelings that deserves
respect and has dignity.
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