Raam, every post of yours is so well-crafted and conveys such a powerful message.
I have to agree with you on this passage:
“I’m sick of sitting around. I’m sick of reading statistics. I’m sick of seeing people waste away their life arguing over things of absolutely no significance. I’m sick of hearing people complain about going to work on Monday and then getting excited about drinking and partying on Friday.”
I’m sick of people who like to talk about all the world’s problems, pretending to be an intelligent savior of some kind by bashing Glenn Beck and his compatriots. That doesn’t accomplish anything. Zero. It takes incredibly compassionate and dedicated individuals getting outside of their personal lives to actively help their community. Lifestyle changes help, but the most important things are 1) spreading the message and 2) tangible, concrete community change.
We all like to do #1, but #2 is that difficult one, due to its elusive nature, people are scared to tackle it.
If we want to get anything done on a societal level, it starts with yourself, one person. The next step is to take it to the streets, into your local community. If you can’t change things at home, how will you change anything else?
Thanks, Raam, for another thought-provoking article.