Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Behavioral Koan

On her way off the bus, a girl pays her fare and takes a transfer. As she exits, she hands the transfer, unprompted, to a stranger waiting to board. Both of them leave smiling. Both of them ride a bus system supported by fares. A small and beautiful act of personal kindness; a small act of anarchy, of rebellion; a small act of indirect selfishness?