dutifully sign up to a host of agreements which are for their benefit, not ours. They break every rule they make.
“Don’t hit people”. Violence is to be abhorred and must be avoided as a means of settling differences.
“Clean up your own mess”. As it applies to government, we’ve certainly seen this disregarded over the last ten years, in particular, but the public is also guilty when their carelessness causes vehicular accidents which damage public property, but they nor their insurance companies seem responsible for fixing the damage, so it either remains undone and untidy or government fixes it at the taxpayers’ expense. Then, of course, there’s the awful littering that happens at every public event.
“Don’t take things that aren’t yours”. If only we adhered to that principle, life would run more smoothly and the cost of goods would be cheaper, since pilferage is a significant cost of doing business. But crime abounds from top to bottom in our society.
“Wash your hands before you eat” and “flush”. Ignoring this adds to our public health cost.
“Live a balanced life”. With most people living above their means, life can be stressful. For good health we need a balance between work and rest.
“Watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together”. Challenges are easier to deal with if we work together.