In every action take into account impact on others.
I was walking up one of the steepest hills in Colchester, the Balkerne Hill, which runs along side the 2000-year-old Roman wall. At a blind turn on this hill I had a near miss with a cyclist speeding down the hill, who must have been thinking he was on a motor racing track. The speed was such that at minimum I would be in hospital, and a large chance I would be dead from the impact. I was more than annoyed, but he was gone before I could do anything.
I have had so many near misses in these last few years from cyclists, cars and mobility scooters (used by elderly and disabled), that it would send a shiver down your back. Just one second, or a few steps out of alignment, I would have collided and been severely injured.
Too many cyclists ride on the pavement in Colchester, and they travel often at speed. The baby boomer generation rapidly are taking over pavements with their mobility scooters, and too many mindlessly travel at speed. For the pedestrian like me the pavement has become a dangerous jungle of predatory cyclists and mobility scooters hunting me down, it is safer to walk on the road.
Every action we take has consequences for us and others. Be mindful how our activities impact others, we could do others or ourselves harm by them. Be responsible.