Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty
Another nice story.
One of Pondgirl's friend's locked their bike up at the train station on their way to work. Got back in the evening to find their bike missing with the U-lock lying there in two pieces.
After kicking the railing a bit they were walking off to catch a bus when one of the railway staff came running over to asking if that was his bike that was missing. The staff member had seen a man boltcutting the lock, challenged him and took the bike from him. He waited 4 hours after his shift had finished, watching to see if anyone turned up for the bike. After checking that the friend knew the code for the lock, he returned the bike and went home 4 hours later than usual.
Nice one Ahmed the railway worker. A good man.
Contrary to what people tell you and what the news constantly imparts nearly everyone is, in my experience, kindhearted and good. There are always the few who ruin it for the majority. I know 3 people in my circle of people i'm able to chat with on a social level (probably 50-60 people) who are truly revolting and who i steer well clear of They're just badn's. Best ignored.
Half the trouble is social media and TV just constantly tell you how awful the world is in every way so too many people are fearful and depressed and this affects everything around them and what they do.
I was invited to an outdoor socially distanced bbq session with 3 mates but they talk themselves in to a wallow of despair about the world (Trump, Brexit,..Yawn..BLM Blah blah blah) and as someone who's just thrilled to see a new day with all its possibilities i find it ruins my joi de vie so i said no thanks. I don't need negativity it's bad for me.
Kindness of strangers is everywhere if you just take the time to notice
I would agree with Wild Bill. Last week I was out for a bike ride when I got a puncture in my rear tyre, while at the side of the path with the wheel off changing the tube, half a dozen cyclists and several pedestrians passed by, every single one of them was a stranger who asked (from a social distance) if I was OK and if there was anything they could do.
Bad news always seems to be passed more easily than good news, one just has to measure it and fit it to it's right place in reality.