The impact of our actions is not always visible. The opportunity to recline your airline seat may appears to be a generous benefit that may in turn have unintended consequences. Even if we choose to use the full range of the seats extension, how we recline sends a powerful message. The slam back without warning suggests the person in seat in front has little thought about what may lay behind. The person who assess their options with at least a visual scan has already demonstrated a courtesy and empathy to a shared journey in a spatially challenged environement.
How do we assess our impact? Is there someone to provide feedback on our blind spots? Do we realize it is not only why we act but how we execute our actions that matters?