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Getting into The ‘Holiday Spirit’ 365 Days A Year

How long do you stay in the Holiday Spirit? Can’t We Live in the Holiday Spirit Throughout the Year? Even though the holidays, I’ve noticed that lately, many people in Toronto have been more rude, selfish and inconsiderate than usual. Driving in my car, I’m often cut off. People speed through red lights and try to squeeze into parallel-moving traffic, risking accidents as they muscle their way in. The other day, a small truck in front of me stopped at an intersection and stayed stopped, refusing to allow the growing line-up of cars to move forward. When somebody finally honked, the driver gesticulated angrily, even though he was the one holding up the traffic. On the subway, I’ve noticed more pushing and shoving. Men spread their legs across two seats even when someone else is standing nearby, loaded down with bags. On the streets, pedestrians race by one-other not looking where they’re going. They bash into someone and then hurry off angrily, blaming the other person for getting in their way. I hear the same stories from my friends and family members in the U.S. and Europe, and the only reason I can see for this global increase in rude, selfish, inconsiderate behavior is a growing sense of alienation, here in Toronto and around the world. I’ve never thought that it was enough to simply encourage people to be more loving during the holidays. There seem to be more and people who carry on as though they don’t really care about anyone else. There’s an epidemic of loneliness and isolation out there, and this growing sense of disconnection makes people care even less about others. It’s as though we’ve forgotten — or perhaps never realized — how deeply connected we all truly are. We need to understand that our behavior...

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