Different Culture's Behavior Patterns in Metropolitan Areas
When visiting a certain country, a tourist may determine what kind of people resides on it just by looking on the surroundings and visiting the metropolitan area. Clean cities like Tokyo and Singapore reflect a country of well-disciplined and organized people while the places with dirty streets depict a nation with citizens who care less about their surroundings. When I went to Tokyo, I was very surprised that almost all of the corners and streets are clean; I can even lie on the sidewalks. The air is so clean it is as if I’m in the province. I was very surprised that Japan, a very modern country, can still sustain to balance both environment and technology together.
In Manila, the main metropolitan area of my country, the Philippines, people were used with the garbage lying everywhere. Illegal settlers throw their wastes in the river, worsening the condition of the water. If you are from other countries and visiting the Philippines, it is advisable to be prepared in what you will see during your visit in our main metropolitan area. Since I studied in a university within Manila, I witnessed how dirty Manila is and wishes for the said metropolitan area to improve even for a bit. People lack discipline and would just throw their trash everywhere and anywhere they like. As for me, I still try to apply the rules inside our school, that we must segregate trash and keep them if there is no trash can around.
In conclusion, there is no question that a country’s metropolitan areas must be clean but the main concern is the way people will be disciplined. If the people will continue to depend on their leaders but choose to stay uncaring, nothing will happen. I hope that in time people will start to realize that living in a dirty place may threaten their health and would bring more harmful effects in the future. The government of a certain metropolitan area may impose a stricter policy regarding waste segregation. Increase the fine so that people will be scared of doing any offense and add a subject in schools wherein children will learn how to clean.