The Shopping Cart Theory

By January 13, 2021Blog Posts

“The shopping cart is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing.

To return the shopping cart is an easy, convenient task and one which we all recognize as the correct, appropriate thing to do.  To return the shopping cart is objectively right. There are no situations other than dire emergencies in which a person is not able to return their cart.  Simultaneously, it is not illegal to abandon your shopping cart.  Therefore the shopping cart presents itself as the apex example of whether a person will do what is right without being forced to do it.  No one will punish you for not returning the shopping cart, no one will fine you or kill your for not returning the shopping cart, you gain nothing by returning the shopping cart.  You must return the shopping cart out of the goodness of your own heart.  You must return the shopping cart because it is the right thing to do.  Because it is correct.

A person who is unable to do this is no better than an animal, an absolute savage who can only be make to do what is right by threatening them with a law and the force that stands behind it.

The shopping cart is what determines whether a person is a good or bad member of society.”

I present this theory because as I was out in the yard yesterday, I noticed that two tarps were just thrown off of a trailer into the mud. Nobody was informed, nor did we think this was a necessary action. There are other ways to handle a small situation like this to keep things nice and clean. Take some pride in your work, life, and relationships. It will pay off!