I certainly exhibit selfish and self-centered behavior, but I also tend to be polite in certain situations. When I cross the street and cars are waiting I make sure I hustle across. If another car is trying to merge into traffic I will generally let them in. But it seems to me this type of behavior is becoming more rare and in danger of becoming extinct. What benefit or bottom line profit is to be obtained from such behavior?
The other day I was flying to visit my parents. I got up to go to the restroom located back by the tail. I noticed a gentlemen making his way back to his seat so I went back to my aisle seat and stood to allow him to pass. As I stood there a woman went charging past me and was blocking the man and he had to squish himself to keep moving forward. The man just shook his head and we smiled at one another as he passed by. The woman got to the restroom before me. I felt like giving her a swift blow to the back of her head.