The shopping cart/trolley is the ultimate litmus test for whether a person is capable of self-governing.
To return the shopping cart is an easy, convenient task and one which we all recognize as the correct appropriate thing to do.
To return the shopping cart is objectively right.
There are no situations other than dire emergencies in which a person is not able to return the cart.
Simultaneously, it is not illegal to abandon your shopping cart.
Therefore the shopping cart presents itself as the apex example of whether a person will do what is right without being forced to do it.
No one will punish you for not returning the shopping cart, no one will fine you or kill you for not returning it, you gain nothing by returning the cart.
You must return the shopping cart out of the goodness of your heart.
You must return the shopping cart because it is the right thing to do….because it is correct.
A person who is unable to do this is no better than an animal, an absolute savage who can only be made to do the right thing by threatening them with a punishment.
The shopping cart is what determines whether a person is a good or bad member of society.