The juicy news about a child and an elderly on the Bus 公車上的八卦新聞-老人與小孩
該則新聞並沒有完整的呈現當時，老人如何把孩子的袋子放在車上的地板上，但是卻誘導觀眾”現在的小朋友不尊敬長輩” 且引發出大量的不良情緒反應。我很驚訝因為我周圍的一些人也參加這場戰爭在搞不清楚狀況下就開始回應這篇新聞甚至批判呢! 事實上,這一則新聞並沒有真正給予我們足夠的客觀信息和真相。然而，大多數人只看到了一部分的故事，就以非常公義的姿態加入評述。
我一直記得不久前一個我在去國立台灣大學附屬醫院開會的公車上發生了一件好玩的事。一位上了年紀的人上了公車上，他看到公共汽車上充滿了人，也沒有人讓位讓他坐。他於是很憤怒也很生氣，特別當他看到有人比他更年輕並且佔領了一個座位不讓座。於是，開始對司機抱怨，並說他將投訴司機沒有要求其他乘客讓座給老人。他甚至說，美國比台灣尊重老人 ...。等等等等...我試圖跟這位老人家溝通。而公車司機也為此向我致謝， 謝謝我同理他也幫助他處理這些問題。然而，老人下車後，真的震驚我們的是那個年輕人。當那青年人，從她的座位站起來準備下車時，很明顯的看得出來她是長短腳的肢障人士。
PS 我當然不覺得那孩子是對的,只是我們在教育孩子的同時也需教育老人啊! 如果當時老人尊重一下孩子不倚老賣老覺得他最大也許孩子也不會生氣,甚至可以對孩子有個良好的教育示範呢！而這則新聞如果在報導時可以把正向的事跟見解說出來也極具教育意義呢! 而不是引發出一堆負面的情緒但是卻沒有真的建言，只是讓觀眾知道說小孩子會跟老人吵架卻未給任何的建樹,讓老人、小孩或是社會大眾知道該如何做才不會有類似事情發生呢！
Most of friends told me that they would miss the juicy news in Taiwan when they back to their own countries. Well, I do not know how to comment the news environment and the real issue regarding to it in Taiwan. Many Taiwanese are very proud of it as it states we are a liberty country in a sense of freedoms. However, from the perspectives in the educational viewing point, I think the media need to pay lots of responsibilities in our society. People who watch the news also need to be trained as a wise man for feedbacks.
The news reported that an aged 10 child who was shouting and arguing with an elderly on the bus due to the encapable issue of the priority seats. The child was sitting on the bus and placed his school bag on the empty seat next to him. The male elderly drag this child’s bag from the seat to the floor without asking and sat next to the child. The child was so angry about the behavior from that elderly. Therefore, they shout to each other. The video did not present that how the elderly put the child’s bag on the bus floor but only shows that how they argued. In the end of this story, the news reporter stated and concluded that the child did not respect of elderly… and it inducing lots of bad emotions from the news watchers. I was quite surprise due to some of people around me were also join the war of “youths seem not respect the elders nowadays.”
This news did not really give us the enough information of how the argument started. However, most of people only saw the part of the stories and feedback it with very rouse words and judgments.
I always remember that was one story happened on my way to National Taiwan University hospital. An elderly person was on the bus and he saw the bus was full of people and there was no vacancy in priority seats for him to sit. He was so anger about it because he saw someone who looked younger than him and occupied a seat. Therefore, he complained it to the bus driver and stated that he was going to mail the bus company due to the poor service about the seat matters. He even stated that American was so great in respecting of elderly than Taiwan…. Blah blah... I tried to feedback to that elderly with peace. The bus driver was giving thanks to me for helping him to deal with the issues. However, after the elderly got off from the bus, some picture was really shocked us. The youth got off from her seat and while she was walking we recognized that she was a disability person whose legs were injures with different length. I shared this story to my mom after that news while I heard my dad was giving comment about the poor education for children nowadays. My mom was feedback me her story about it after listening to my story. She said that she went to hospital for seeing a doctor and was seating on the bus after that. She was quite uncomfortable and really could not give up her seat to an elderly next to her. A religious lady from chu-zi (a very famous Buddhist organization) acted very righteous and pointed that my mom did the wrong thing of not gave the seat to the elder people on the way home… my mom said that she was willing to give the seat to the elderly who in needs with the good health conditions. However, that lady seemed very righteous without knowing the true story and humiliation my mom in public was really made her very uncomfortable. Of course, my mom did not reply any words to that lady.
This is very interesting that we always like to pass our comments and opinions in a very fresh and quick way. However, bible says that be quick in hearing, slow in words, slow to get angry. It’s very important to be a wise man for responding the news and things around us than be a very talkative fool who just pass the words and feelings without self controlled.