Quite big words – and addressed directly towards me!? Like it’s my responsibility?
“Because what just you do doesn’t matter anyway!”, some people tell me. “Your actions are like a drop of water in the vast ocean”, they say. “Your actions compared to the impact of institutional and governmental change is nothing”. Is it true? My mind debates in all directions as I feel stupid even thinking that little me could make a difference. “But isn’t the world made up of “little you’s and me’s”?”, I ask them. “Isn’t the sum of us the entire human race?” This debate can go on and on, and last year I made a simple decision that I have been sticking with since:
If you think something is wrong, you do something to fix it.
If your car is broken go to the garage and get it fixed, or you’re out of toothpaste go to the grocery store and buy more. If you see someone kicking his dog, you (hopefully) approach the maniac and ask him to stop. And if you think industrial farming is cruel, you go and buy organic meat – or turn vegan. My point is, if you think something is wrong, you don’t just sit there and do nothing. And how can we sit here and do nothing when the world more than ever needs people that do a lot?!
Article Contributed by Guest Blogger Guro Thane Ekne, mindfulness and consciousness leader. You can find more by Guro at Ekne Development.