So, I was walking back to my apartment after kicking my own butt down at my neighborhood gym and I saw something rad; a hub cap propped up against a tree. I had a moment of hope, a moment of motivation that maybe the world isn't going to Hell, maybe we do have the best years ahead yet.
I think its because of the proppedness of the hub cap. Hub caps fly off all the time, I admit it, but the odds of that hub cap landing just like that against that tree on my way home are too obtuse to be legitimate. Someone along the way stopped and helped someone else over something as insignificant as a hub cap. The person helped and the person helping will never see each other's faces. The helper doesn't get to write off on his taxes because of the hub cap service. The whole thing is awesome and telling. Awesome because it leaves and impression and telling because it shows that people are not as cold as we make them out to be.
As I walked by I thought about Jesus. I thought about His Golden Rule. I thought that that hub cap's proppedness has to be tied back to the Golden Rule. The helper must have thought, "Man, I hated having to buy four more hub caps because I couldn't find that one that fell off. I don't want that to happen to someone." How could it be so lost in other aspects of life? The rule and its golden appeal? Other than Jesus and the Rule, I thought about how nowadays gold isn't worth much to anyone except bankers and Fort Knox guards. Girls want platinum baby. But I don't think that that's why its the golden rule. Its called that way because gold used to be great, used to be valued as the highest. And if that is the case, let's just call it the Bentley Rule, the Platinum Rule, the Dolce and Gabbana rule. Its the highest rule to live by. Its a moral reasoning system in and all by itself.
I walked in my house and thought about all the hub caps I had seen propped throughout my twenty-three years. I thought about the last time I had propped one, or if someone had propped one for me. So long as hub caps are propped, I think we'll be okay.