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Three R’s for society

Dear Editor:At what point in society did it become OK to stop taking responsibility for one’s actions? Too often in this day and age we find ourselves puzzled by little things like litter on our trails and shopping carts left in the middle of the parking lots. Who would do something like that? Last Wednesday morning I found myself even more puzzled by who could have hit my parked car in the middle of the night at the lot in Basalt containing the gas station, Chinese restaurant, sports bar and so on, doing thousands of dollars worth of damage and not even have the courtesy to leave an “I’m sorry” note.When I moved to this valley I was blown away with the kindness of the people around me and how everyone is “here for the same reason.” Well, after last week I beg to differ. Do unto others as you would want done unto yourself has gone out the window.We have the three R’s of education and the three R’s of the environment, how about the three R’s of society?Respect: admiration and deference toward somebody or something.Responsibility: the state, fact, or position of being accountable to somebody or for something.Redemption: the act of saving something or somebody from a declined, dilapidated, or corrupted state and restoring it, him, or her to a better condition.Justice will be served in one form or another, even if it is not fessing up to the crime at this time. Karma works in mysterious ways and is a force to be reckoned with. Personally, I wouldn’t want something like this hanging over my head but apparently not everyone has the ability to feel guilt.If you have any information on this matter, or better yet, would like to turn yourself in, please contact the Basalt Police Department at 927-4316.Tiffany BerryBasalt