Written by Maria Bernadette
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Have you ever come across a messy table at a fast food restaurant? Have you ever wasted your time waiting for it to be cleaned by someone?
This is a common mindset as people tend to have a preconceived notion: “It is the worker’s responsibility to keep the table clean since I’m paying for my meal. I shouldn’t trouble myself!”
During the fasting month, we made a trip to the famous Putrajaya Ramadan bazaar to savour a boatload of local delicacies, and to celebrate our dear Delarie’s (Marketing Executive) birthday at Dataran Perbadanan Putrajaya. We brought along picnic mats joining hundreds of people for the Iftar celebration. It was amazing to see people making sure the public space remained clean before leaving, but sadly we also noticed the ones who couldn’t be bothered to cultivate civic-mindedness. The incident definitely got us thinking on the importance of self clean-up and the need to spread the good habit. We are super thrilled and passionate about bringing a positive change to the community.
So, without further ado, we have decided to initiate the self clean-up movement from within GoCar. We believe by doing so, we would encourage you to join the initiative and thereafter create a snowball effect. As adults, we ought to set a good example for our younger generation. Think of children as a white piece of paper, where we paint them with values and good habits. As the saying goes, change starts with you.
As we strive to build a better sharing community in Malaysia, we want to preach and practice this positive habit of being courteous to others. At any given situation, we should be mindful of our actions so that we avoid causing inconvenience to others. It’s time to stop feeling entitled, and be the change we want to see in the country.
To put things into perspective, our very own Senior Partnership Executive, Pi Yin, demonstrates how easy it is to take up the admirable habit. We hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed filming it! #SelfCleanUpMY
Some recent events that reminded us of the importance of self clean-up: