What’s wrong with this picture?

What's wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong with this picture besides being a little out of focus?

I’m impressed that the human race has done as well as it has, especially when I see examples of our thoughtlessness… or stupidity.  Who is it that walks to a beautiful waterfall and tosses a plastic bottle in the creek bed rather than carry it out?  I wonder if any psychologists have done a study to determine a rationale for humankind’s tendency to trash their spaces, even their beautiful natural spaces.

Bucket full to overflowing after a short hike.

Bucket full to overflowing after a short hike.

4 thoughts on “What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. Well, I certainly can’t press “like” for a picture like this. Here in West Virginia, a state filled with beautiful scenery, glorious mountains, tranquil lakes and streams and raging rivers, I see scenes like this everywhere. It baffles me as well. Good on you for pointing it out.

  2. When the scenic area is readily accessible to the thoughtless horde, the more likely it is that trash will be found. That’s unfortunate.

  3. the lack of respect is discouraging; littler is a really bad problem in ecuador, where most towns and cities have people who keep the streets clean all day; people toss something down, because someone else is going to pick it up. it’s so sad to witness and so difficult to negate that attitude.

    plastic bottles should be banned! z

  4. I visited Manitoba years ago and stayed in a state park. You didn’t see litter on the highways nor in the parks. You didn’t see cigarette butts lying about. People who smoke and drop their butts are littering and deserve fines.

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