In all my travels (lengthy and frequent, mainly by motorbike), I have found that no matter their station in life, the vast majority of people are simply wonderful. When working in a bar (perhaps my favourite job throughout my life), I find the same thing too, and, that most people have far more in common than they realise..
In decades of travelling, crisscrossing Europe
, I can count the number of truly evil scumbags I have come across, on the fingers of one hand.
We remember the scumbags, so that seems to make them appear to be far more common than they really are.
But then again, I do try to steer well clear of politicians and bureaucrats.
PS. The most annoying trait in most people, I have found, is their failure to return books
they have borrowed from me.
So I no longer lend books
. I give them away instead.